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[ber-nee-nee; Italian ber-nee-nee] /bərˈni ni; Italian bɛrˈni ni/
[jee-uh-vah-nee;; Italian jaw-vahn-nee] /ˌdʒi əˈvɑ ni;; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ (Show IPA),
or Gian
[jahn] /dʒɑn/ (Show IPA),
[luh-ren-zoh;; Italian law-ren-dzaw] /ləˈrɛn zoʊ;; Italian lɔˈrɛn dzɔ/ (Show IPA),
1598–1680, Italian sculptor, architect, and painter.
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[bur-ni-nesk, ber-] /ˌbɜr nɪˈnɛsk, ˌbɛr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Opposite the lower altar is a statue of S. Gaetano, by Bernini.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • An insane thing—more so than any Bernini monument, I thought.

    The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee
  • There are fresh springs under the shrubs; arbours for lovers; and beautiful groups of marble statuary by Bernini.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • Bernini was born at Naples 1598 and was a great sculptor as well as architect.

    Sir Christopher Wren Lucy Phillimore
  • Bernini, who tells of this, does not see that it is a criticism, for he recommends this same system of education to young artists.

    Michelangelo Romain Rolland
  • Upon this principle, Bernini, perhaps, may be subject to censure.

    Sir Joshua Reynolds' Discourses Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • The splendid promise of the Renaissance had degenerated into the mannerism and extravagance of Bernini and his contemporaries.

  • The statues of Daniel and Habakkuk were executed by Bernini.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • The lower fountain, also by Bernini, is adorned with tritons and the figure of a Moor.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for Bernini


/Italian berˈnini/
Gian Lorenzo (dʒan loˈrɛntso). 1598–1680, Italian painter, architect, and sculptor: the greatest exponent of the Italian baroque
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