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Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1598 – 1680, was a Baroque Italian sculptor and architect. His skill with sculpting marble put his rivals, Duquesnoy and Algardi, in far distant also-ran status. He was ahead of his time on being able to appreciate beyond the sculpture itself to its anticipated setting. Since he was also an architect, he rendered a visual whole as to a sculpture in its ideal setting. He also used hidden lighting to enhance the presentation of his sculptures.
Bernini also created the most visually arresting Roman fountains. These include the Fountain of the Triton, the Barberini Fountain of the Bees, the Fontana delle Api and the Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona. This last is his master work in eye-popping spectacle. Bernini sculpted his statue of the Moor in La Fontana del Moro to add to his fountain in Piazza Navona. Bernini also designed the Piazza San Pietro in front of the Basilica in Rome. Within the basilica he placed his own Baldacchino, the decoration of the four piers under the cupola with the Chair of St. Peter in the apse.
Bernini went out of style towards the end of the Baroque Era. However, he was recognized anew in the late nineteenth century and restored to his former high position in the art world. He has never gone out of style again.