Bernini’s heart sculpture ‘The Great Man’ is on display at museum
The Bernini Heart is on show at the museum for the first time since it was restored in 2009.
The sculpture is part of a series of three-dimensional sculptures that depict Bernini in his famous heart.
The museum also displays the sculpture by Francesco Bernini, one of the most celebrated painters of the Renaissance era.
Bernini’s work has been extensively researched and documented in the Museum of Fine Arts at the National Museum of Art, Washington, and the American Philosophical Society in the US.
Bernini died in 1869 and is best known for the The Great Man, a painting of a man on horseback, and a similar work entitled The Great Woman.
The Great Woman is on view at the British Museum, London, while the Bernini piece is on loan at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Berninis painting of the Great Man was one of many paintings of the artist that were stolen from the Metropolitan Art Museum in 1894.
In the 1920s, a number of paintings that were later displayed in the Metropolitan were stolen, including a painting by Bernini of a woman on horse, a large figure of a person on horse and a horseman on horse.
The Metropolitan Museum was established in 1888 to protect and preserve artworks and manuscripts from the ravages of time.
For the first 20 years of the museum’s existence, the Metropolitan preserved the works of Bernini.