This UO Insight Seminar, led by UO Professor James Harper from the Department of Art History, will place the work of Bernini in the context of his time. Bernini (1598-1680) was most famous as a sculptor but also worked as a painter, architect, and theatrical designer. Collaborating with popes, kings, and princes, he created some of the most lively and important artworks of his day and helped define the international high baroque style. This seminar will consider his art in the cultural, political, and religious contexts in which it flourished. His career will be tracked from the technically dazzling sculptures of the young virtuoso at the papal court to his mature works, which fuse the visual arts and architecture into a unified, multimedia whole.
UO Insight Seminars are noncredit and ungraded; they are intended for individuals seeking college-level reading and study for enjoyment.
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