Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Happy birthday, Gianlorenzo Bernini!
Bernini's passionately gorgeous art transformed sculpture and created the style they now call the Baroque. He made marble "flutter and stream" and he was famous for catching his subjects at the moment of speaking, when their expressions are most revealing. This documentary shows some of the best pieces, and makes Bernini the fascinating bad boy of the Renaissance. Enjoy. Simon Schama's The Power of Art: Bernini is like a great potboiler novel, a page-turner. I guess Bernini's life was something of a page-turner too.