BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
(b. 1598, Napoli, d. 1680, Roma)

Saint Andrew and Saint Thomas

c. 1627
Oil on canvas, 59 x 76 cm
National Gallery, London

One of the few paintings of Bernini. He despised painting, he regarded it as deception and lie in contrast with sculpturing which is the truth. He painted only five self-portraits and a few pictures representing saints.