Bernini’s Faun Teased by Children (Metropolitan Museum Favorites, 18)

Excerpted and adapted from Innovators in Sculpture. Faun Teased by Children is a technical tour de force by 18-year-old Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), whose career spanned seven decades. I’m a sucker for virtuosity; and besides, this makes me laugh. Michelangelo’s figures (Moses … Continue reading