Paintings
by Gian Lorenzo BERNINI

Bernini was by far the most important Baroque sculptor and architect of seventeenth-century Europe and one of the key creators of the whole Baroque era. But he worked initially as a painter. There is no doubt that this was only a sideline which he did mainly in his youth and even then almost as a dilettante. Despite this - indeed precisely because of this - his work reveals a sure and brilliant hand, free from any trace of pedantry. He studied in Rome under his own father, Pietro, and soon proved one of the most precocious infant prodigies in the history of art. His work was immediately sought after by the major collectors.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Saint Andrew and Saint Thomas
c. 1627
Oil on canvas, 59 x 76 cm
National Gallery, London

972*762
True Color
109 Kb



David with the Head of Goliath
1625
Oil on canvas, 75 x 65,5 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

800*910
True Color
84 Kb



Portrait of a Boy
c. 1638
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome

601*811
True Color
80 Kb



Self-Portrait as a Young Man
c. 1623
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome

802*1231
True Color
131 Kb



Self-Portrait as a Mature Man
c. 1635
Oil on canvas, 53 x 43 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

1021*1300
True Color
67 Kb



Self-Portrait
c. 1635
Oil on canvas, 62 x 46 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

900*1121
True Color
103 Kb



Pope Urban VIII
1632
Oil on canvas, 67 x 50 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

803*1093
True Color
108 Kb




Summary of works by Bernini
| Architecture | Painting | Sculpture |