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24k Pure Gold Banknote Italy Golden Bill 50000 Lir

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini was a well known Italian sculptor and architect. He was born in Naples in 1598 and was the sixth of thirteen children. He was recognized as a child that he was a prodigy and his father constantly encouraged him. Throughout his lifetime he was credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. It didn't stop at sculpting as Bernini was also a very talented painter and well versed in all sorts of visual art. 

But now in the twentieth-first century, Bernini and his Baroque have been restored to both critical and popular. Since the anniversary year of his birth in 1998 there has not been at least one major Bernini exhibition somewhere in the world, especially Europe and North America.

In the late twentieth century, Bernini was commemorated on the front of the Banca d'Italia 50,000 lire banknote in the 1980s and 90s (which was before they switched to the Euro) with the back showing his equestrian statue of Constantine.

Another sign of Bernini's long-lasting reputation came the decision by the architect I.M. Pei to then insert a copy in lead of the latter equestrian statue as the sole ornamental element in his massive modernist redesign of the entrance plaza to the Louvre Museum, completed to great acclaim in 1989, and featuring the giant Louvre Pyramid in glass. In 2000 best-selling novelist, Dan Brown, made Bernini and several of his Roman works, the centerpiece of his political thriller, Angels & Demonswhile British novelist, Iain Pears made a missing Bernini bust the centerpiece of his best-selling murder mystery, The Bernini Bust (2003).

 

*(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gian_Lorenzo_Bernini)

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini was a well known Italian sculptor and architect. He was born in Naples in 1598 and was the sixth of thirteen children. He was recognized as a child that he was a prodigy and his father constantly encouraged him. Throughout his lifetime he was credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. It didn't stop at sculpting as Bernini was also a very talented painter and well versed in all sorts of visual art. 

But now in the twentieth-first century, Bernini and his Baroque have been restored to both critical and popular. Since the anniversary year of his birth in 1998 there has not been at least one major Bernini exhibition somewhere in the world, especially Europe and North America.

In the late twentieth century, Bernini was commemorated on the front of the Banca d'Italia 50,000 lire banknote in the 1980s and 90s (which was before they switched to the Euro) with the back showing his equestrian statue of Constantine.

Another sign of Bernini's long-lasting reputation came the decision by the architect I.M. Pei to then insert a copy in lead of the latter equestrian statue as the sole ornamental element in his massive modernist redesign of the entrance plaza to the Louvre Museum, completed to great acclaim in 1989, and featuring the giant Louvre Pyramid in glass. In 2000 best-selling novelist, Dan Brown, made Bernini and several of his Roman works, the centerpiece of his political thriller, Angels & Demonswhile British novelist, Iain Pears made a missing Bernini bust the centerpiece of his best-selling murder mystery, The Bernini Bust (2003).

 

*(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gian_Lorenzo_Bernini)