“FREE” @ EMBASSY OF ITALY: THE GREAT BERNINI - HIS LIFE, HIS ROME

 


 FREE @ EMBASSY of ITALY:  ART LECTURE
THE GREAT MASTER BERNINI - HIS LIFE, HIS ROME.
The last of the universal GENIUSES of early modern ITALIA.

*** NOTE  MAY 27, 2013.  The EMBASSY of ITALY is now taking Reservations for this event ... LIMITED FREE SEATS.   See DETAILS with this announcement to RSVP.  1st come, 1st SERVED by the EMBASSY ...


CITTA' del VATICANO - BERNINI's St. Peter Square columnade


The EMBASSY of ITALY
The ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
Present

FREE ART LECTURE – THE GREAT BERNINI
THE MASTER, HIS LIFE, HIS ROME
Lecture by Prof. Franco MORMANDO
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

EMBASSY OF ITALY – Auditorium

3000 Whitehaven St. NW | Washington, DC 20008
(Just above Dupont/Sheridan Circles @ intersection with MASS. Ave.)
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ABOUT Master GIAN LORENZO BERNINI






Gian Lorenzo BERNINI (1598~1680) - Self-portrait, c. 1623 - Galleria Borghese, Rome

Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo BERNINI [masked]) was the last of the universal geniuses of early modern Italy, placed by both contemporaries and posterity in the same exalted company as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo.   Bernini's artistic vision remains palpably present today through the countless statues, fountains, buildings, piazze and other works of his design that transformed Rome into the Baroque theater that continues to enthral tourists today. No other artist has left so large, so enduring and so delightful a mark on Rome as Bernini, who easily counts as one of the most influential artists of European history. Bernini's projects were essentially rooted in the Italian Baroque urbanist tradition of relating public buildings to their settings, often leading to innovative architectural expression in urban spaces like piazze or squares, his Roman fountains that were both public works and papal monuments. He died in Rome in 1680, and was buried in one of greatest churches in all of ROMA, the BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE.

AGAIN … Who was the GREAT Gian Lorenzo BERNINI?  LET’s LOOK below … WOW is not sufficient !!!




BERNINI - St. Peter Square columnade



BERNINI - St. Peter Basilica’s Main Altar



ROMA - BERNINI's Ponte CASTEL SANT’ANGELO Angels



ROMA - BERNINI's Palazzo MONTECITORIO
(Italy’s Parliament Palace -  The CHAMBER of DEPUTIES)



BERNINI - Ecstasy of St. Theresa sculpture



BERNINI – Blessed Ludovica ALBERTONI sculpture

 

 

BERNINI – APOLLO and DAPHNE





ROMA - BERNINI's Piazza NAVONA, 4 Rivers sculpture

In his lecture Franco Mormando, author of the first English-language biography of the artist, will give us a guided tour of Bernini's long, dramatic life (private and public) and his equally fascinating Rome.

 


ABOUT PROFESSOR FRANCO MORMANDO






Franco Mormando is Professor of Italian in the Dept. of Romance Languages at Boston College. Born and raised in Manhattan, he received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. (Italian lit.) from Harvard University. Author of various interdisciplinary studies on Italian literature and history, popular religion and sermons, he has lectured extensively on the art and culture of early modern Italy at various universities and museums including the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

In September 2005, in recognition of his achievements in the promotion of the Italian language and culture, Prof. Mormando was inducted by the Republic of Italy into its honorary Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana with the title of "Cavaliere."

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  • Judy B.

    Really enjoyed the presentation and the music. Great event!

    June 19, 2013

  • Susan H. R.

    Have a conflict. Next time.

    June 17, 2013

  • john f.

    sold out

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It seems the Embassy of Italy has sold all their tickets so won't be able to attend.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend, but it seems that tickets are sold out. Has anyone signed up who knows that he or she will not make the event?

    June 17, 2013

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