Sun, Feb 27|
Architecture through the Ages: Borromini and Bernini - Geniuses of the Baroque
(London 7pm, New York 2pm, Chicago 1pm, Los Angeles 11am)
Time & Location
Feb 27, 2022, 8:00 PM GMT+1
About the Event
The fierce rivalry between Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini contributed towards the extraordinary transformation of Rome in the seventeenth century. They had very different personalities, almost irreconcilable and in many cases in direct contrast, the two artists represented the different souls of Baroque art: Bernini’s triumphant and spectacular, Borromini’s introverted and innovative. The unmistakable hallmark of these two great artists who challenged each other’s genius is still visible in the buildings, fountains, and architectural views of Rome. Join art historian Elaine Ruffolo for a look at Baroque architecture in Rome and the rivalry between the two men who reshaped Rome’s silhouette in the 17th century.