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Gianlorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome Italy, 1645-1652. Wikimedia Commons.

Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) pioneered the Italian Baroque sculptural style in his use of

A

theatrical drama, dynamic action, and emotional intensity

B

classical contapposto stances, smoothness of form, and a calm, ideal beauty

C

heroic poses, pent-up energy, and muscular, “larger-than-life” figures

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elegance, artificiality, and imbalanced compositions

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