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Latest Gian Lorenzo Bernini Stories

2008-06-26 06:02:44

By Elisabetta Povoledo As Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and the rest of the cast and crew of "Angels and Demons" wrap up filming, the Dan Brown effect is on many minds here.

2006-04-20 17:58:09

By Rachel Sanderson VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Michelangelo designed its dome and Bernini created its columns, but St Peter's Basilica has the modern age to thank for the chewing gum stuck to its floors and the graffiti marring its walls.

2006-02-10 08:10:00

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Whenever Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu wants a respite from the rigors of protecting the country's borders and preventing terrorism, he can turn to master artists like Caravaggio or Giotto for solace. But Pisanu is not just another art lover.

2005-07-28 07:32:47

By Philip Pullella PIETRASANTA, Italy (Reuters) - If Michelangelo were alive today, he might well be sculpting, teaching and losing his notoriously short temper right here in "Holy Stone." This is Pietrasanta, the Tuscan town that is part artist's colony, part sculpture workshop, part open-air museum, part gallery and part state of mind.


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