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

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!

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

It is believed that to show to her followers that she had nothing to hide, Aerona often wore flimsy, see through clothing like this one. Her sculptures often portray her as such.

It is believed that to show to her followers that she had nothing to hide, Aerona often wore flimsy, see through clothing like this one. Her sculptures often portray her as such.

Unglaubliche, realistische Wand Skulpturen von Matteo Pugliese

Unglaubliche, realistische Wand Skulpturen von Matteo Pugliese

Escultura en mármol

Escultura en mármol

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.

Veiled Christ, marble, Giuseppe Sanmartino 1783 to do a vial, one you can see through, and to carve that vial out of stone is just remarkable.

Veiled Christ, marble, Giuseppe Sanmartino 1783 to do a vial, one you can see through, and to carve that vial out of stone is just remarkable.

Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi

Bernini Sculpture

Bernini Sculpture

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