Gian Lorenzo Bernini, also known as Giovanni Lorenzo, was a renowned Italian architect and sculptor. He created a number of prominent sculptures, mostly in the Baroque style. Bernini is often described as the worthy successor of the great Michelangelo. He decorated the Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria Della Vittoria, in Rome by the instruction of Pope Innocent X. The masterpiece of ‘Teresa of Ávila’, made of white marble, in the center of the Cornaro Chapel, which is known as ‘Ecstasy of Saint Teresa,’ is one of his greatest works. Bernini completed the popular Baroque sculpture of ‘The Rape of Proserpina’ when he was just 23 years old. He was hailed for his unique style of making Baroque sculptures which could be seen in many buildings, chapels, churches as well as public squares in Italy. He earned his reputation as a great city planner who excelled in decorating public places, interiors of churches, and chapels. He was also skilled at creating massive funerary and festive arts. Many popes, including Pope Innocent X and Pope Alexander VII Chigi, considered him to be an excellent architect.