Bernini at The Getty

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I just returned from teaching a class at The Getty this evening and came back awestruck. Their current exhibit of Bernini portraiture sculpture is a must see knockout. The exhibit focuses on the portrait busts he did in addition to a number of his drawings. This drawing is of the Borghese cardinal who commissioned Bernini to do "Apollo and Dauphne" which really got his career started (almost 400 years ago). Bernini was a master with marble. He made each piece come alive.

"Borghese Cardinal" © Kathy Dunham 2008