Water Works: Bernini on Piazza Navona

Tod Marder, Professor II, Department of Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, outlines the methods Bernini used to design and construct the fountains in Piazza Navona in Rome. Marder also discusses how Bernini’s use of models helped him gain valuable commissions and ensure that his fountains would be accurately constructed.

The exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay is on view from October 3, 2012–January 6, 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

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