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Gian Lorenzo Bernini: A Guide to Bernini’s Life and Sculptures

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 6 min read

When Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini was still a boy, Pope Paul V reportedly dubbed him the next Michelangelo. Bernini lived up to that lofty expectation and went on to become arguably the greatest sculptor of the seventeenth century.