Saturday 20 September at 4.00pm at Kinder House -Parnell
Kinder House and the Dante Society are pleased to present
an illustrated informal lecture by Emeritus Professor Michael Dunn.
An entertaining and lively account of Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), the great master of Roman Baroque Art best known for his works for St Peter's such as the Baldacchino.
Michael will discuss some of his less well-known works such as his statues of Santa Bibiana and the Blessed Lodovica Albertoni. He will also allude to other unforgettable masterpieces such as Bernini's statues of angels for the famous Ponte Sant'Angelo. He will touch on Bernini's little known private life and introduce Costanza Bonarelli the beautiful wife of one of his studio assistants with whom he had a stormy affair. A feature of the talk will be personal reminiscences of Rome based on visits to the eternal city made over a period of forty years.
Space limited to 36 seats, entry by paper donation $5 - rsvp at email@example.com
Kinder House - 2 Ayr Street on the Corner of Parnell Road and Ayr Street Parnell –Parking is available next door at 470 Parnell Road. Behind the Bellingham & Wallace building
The talk is kindly sponsored by Sapori D’Italia Import Ltd www.sapori.co.nz