Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - This is your last chance to see the “Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia” Exhibition at the Julie Collins Museum of Fine Art before it closes on May 30th.
The exhibition was curated as a part of a season-long comparison of varying movements and artist interpretation and is said to comprehensively map a rich spectrum of styles that characterize the baroque aesthetic. In addition, this exhibit also highlights Auburn’s connection to the Chigi Palace through the university’s Study Abroad Program in Italy as well as it’s regional link to Rome, Georgia where the Chigi prince’s wife, Marion Berry, is from.
This exhibition shows the 17th century interplay of art, religion, nature, power, and mythology that was turbulent during that time. Through his artwork Bernini attempts to illustrate the moral and spiritual aspirations of the Catholic Church to his audience.
With 55 works that include history paintings, portraiture, landscapes, and preparatory sketches you won’t want to miss out on viewing this exhibition. Visit the Julie Collins Museum of Fine Art site to find out how you can view Bernini’s work.