Charles Scribner

Charles Scribner is the author of Bernini, Impresario of the Baroque and The Triumph of the Eucharist, on Rubens’ tapestries, among other books. His lecture, “The Real Bernini,” given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, can be found on  his website,

Articles by Charles Scribner

A Stage for Sacred Opera

In 1655, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s old friend Fabio Cardinal Chigi ascended the throne of Peter as Pope Alexander VII and changed the face of Rome forever.