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Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum
Photo: Anthony Sigel

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum
Photo: Anthony Sigel

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum
Photo: Anthony Sigel

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum
Photo: Anthony Sigel

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum
Photo: Anthony Sigel

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum
Photo: Anthony Sigel

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 20:00 -- wds
Bernini: Sculpting in Clay
October 3, 2012—January 6, 2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
February 3, 2013—May 5, 2013 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

The great Roman baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) made both small terracotta sketches and larger presentation models to design his works in marble and bronze. This exhibition assembles for the first time 50 of these bozzetti and modelli from collections worldwide, and includes the unprecedented loan of 15 figures from the Harvard Art Museums. Also included are 30 of the artist’s drawings. Through technical examination of the models conducted by Harvard’s Anthony Sigel, and art historical and archival research by C. D. Dickerson and Ian Wardropper, the exhibition seeks a deeper understanding of who Bernini was as a sculptor. Sigel cowrote the entries and contributed an illustrated glossary to the accompanying catalogue. Curated by Ian Wardropper, Director, Frick Collection; Anthony Sigel, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums; C.D. Dickerson III, Curator of European Art, Kimbell Art Museum; with Paola D’Agostino, Senior Research Associate, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.