Two of the 17th century’s most drama-loving artists—painter Caravaggio and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini—pushed their mediums to new heights working for a series of artistically adventurous cardinals and popes. Today’s “Postcards” spotlights a number of their masterpieces, many of which you can see when in Rome — a city whose creative culture and very appearance they would change forever.
If you’d like to discover more about these artistic geniuses and the essential role art played during the Counter-Reformation. I will be speaking on this topic via Zoom this Friday (Sept. 16th) @ 2 PM, sponsored by New York City’s 92nd Street Y. (It’s being recorded if you’re unable to join in real-time, but you MUST register in advance.)
These photographs represent just a tiny sampling of what you’ll see and discover in my presentation this Friday. Join me in this visually dazzling examination of the works of Caravaggio and Bernini and the role they played in furthering the Counter-Reformation as well as their lasting impact on the art, photography and cinema of today.