“Bernini: Sculpting in Clay” opens at Kimbell

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 6:27am

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who lived between 1598 and 1680, was the greatest sculptor of the 17th century — the Michelangelo of his age. He did for sculpture what Caravaggio did for painting, invigorating it with an unprecedented sense of drama and naturalism that launched the artistic age known as the Baroque.

Over a career that spanned nearly 70 years, he reshaped the face of Rome with his spirited works — from marble statues of saints in chapels to dramatic fountains in civic spaces.

DEETS: Kimbell Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Guided tour of the exhibit at 3 p.m. Through April 14. $16.

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