Discover the Best of Bernini
Admire the Baroque genius’ greatest works in Rome.
Perhaps no other artist, before or since, accepted so many commissions in one city.
The Rape of Proserpina shows how skillfully young Bernini freezes noise and movement in marble.
Bernini’s David is all tremulous energy.
Apollo and Daphne harnesses the instant of movement to captivate the eye of the beholder completely.
Many of Rome’s most popular squares are dominated by masterpieces by the Great Master, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The Fontana del Tritone was the first time a sculptural fountain was ever seen in a city center in Europe.
Piazza Navona is one of Rome’s most beautiful piazzas; a beauty which is, in part, down to Bernini
The Elephant and the Obelisk is one of Rome’s most delightful monuments, a truly charming and joyful construction.
Bernini decided he would design 10 angels, each holding one of the instruments of the Passion of Christ.
The Vatican City would not be such a sumptuous show of power and glory without Bernini’s hands.
St. Peter’s Square is one of the most iconic architectural features in the world.
Multiple different color marbles are used, to create a playful interplay between the earthly and the divine.
Here, Bernini’s marvelous use of cloth is at its most sensual and disorienting.
To a Baroque audience, the union of the carnal and the spiritual would be not be as jarring as it is to a modern one.
Purring drama surrounds the scene.
Bernini is one of the most important artists of the Baroque.
Rome, the multi-layered City