Discussing Bernini with Contemporary Artists

Below is a raw audio recording, accompanied by high-resolution images, of a discussion I led with a group of professional artists (i.e. sculptors and painters) on the development, early works, and career of the artists Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Naples, 1598-Rome, 1680). Lasting about 90 minutes, we did not attempt to discuss all of his works, let alone all of his major accomplishments. But, the discussion brought up valuable insights regarding the kinds of choices artists — then and now — make when creating challenging works of art.


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