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Gian Lorenzo Bernini Terracotta Model for the Lion on the Four Rivers Fountain ca. 1649–50 on loan Galleria dell’Accademia di San Luca, Rome photo by Zeno Colantoni, Rome courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Sculpting in Clay before Marble

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At Rome Bernini displayed unparalleled virtuosity taking his ideas for three dimensional sculpture to reality producing art at the pinnacle of what was possible