In this episode of Expert Voices, Margaret Schwartz discusses the genius of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Born in Naples in 1598, Bernini lived to be the most important sculptor after Michelangelo. Autumn, a masterpiece by both Bernini and his father, Pietro, is an exemplar of his work. Carved in 1616, Autumn’s dynamism and expressiveness display the virtuoso skill of a mater who will soon be the greatest sculptor in all of Italy – and Europe. Autumn is a highlight of Fearless: The Collection of Hester Diamond.
The Dawn of Genius: Gian Lorenzo Bernini
New York | 29 January 2021