Bernini really captures the notion of ecstasy. Look at her curled toes and limp hand! Incredible...

15 Animals for Whom Nature Ran Out of Color

Bernini really captures the notion of ecstasy. Look at her curled toes and limp hand! Incredible...

one of the iconic pieces of the Borghese Gallery, in Rome. This is a scene from Ovid's Metamorphosis that Bernini brings to life in marble- the nymph's toes are becoming roots and her fingers the leaves of the laurel tree, just as swift-footed Apollo reaches out to snatch her away. Apollo and Daphne. Gian Lorenzo Bernini,1624.

one of the iconic pieces of the Borghese Gallery, in Rome. This is a scene from Ovid's Metamorphosis that Bernini brings to life in marble- the nymph's toes are becoming roots and her fingers the leaves of the laurel tree, just as swift-footed Apollo reaches out to snatch her away. Apollo and Daphne. Gian Lorenzo Bernini,1624.

Giant Lorenzo Bernini you absolute genius! The fact that he could make stone look like a transparent veil is stupendous!

20 idées de bustes décoratifs

Giant Lorenzo Bernini you absolute genius! The fact that he could make stone look like a transparent veil is stupendous!

The Rape Of Persephone by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

The Rape Of Persephone by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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An entry from St Augustus on the Cliff

St Augustus on the Cliff …

rambearer:  ponderful:  Bernini, Apollo and Daphne, detail, 1622–25.  Stunning.

rambearer: ponderful: Bernini, Apollo and Daphne, detail, 1622–25. Stunning.

Hermaphroditus, Young Bernini carved the cushion in 1620 for an existing Hellenistic sculpture,  Louvre, Paris

Hermaphroditus, Young Bernini carved the cushion in 1620 for an existing Hellenistic sculpture, Louvre, Paris

Those who must be kept.

We, connects me to you.

Those who must be kept.

Bernini's marble statue of angel with spear from the Sant' Angelo Bridge in Rome, Italy.

Bernini's marble statue of angel with spear from the Sant' Angelo Bridge in Rome, Italy.

Apollo and Daphne - Bernini; and the myth as described in the Metamorphoses by Ovid.  Borgese Palace

Apollo and Daphne - Bernini; and the myth as described in the Metamorphoses by Ovid. Borgese Palace

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