Another Bernini sculpture - a marble veil - Astounding! Just click on space for variety of veiled woman

Another Bernini sculpture - a marble veil - Astounding! Just click on space for variety of veiled woman

The Rape of Prosperpina by Pluto, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.  How someone can make marble look so soft.... This statue blew me away when I saw it in Rome

The Rape of Prosperpina by Pluto, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. How someone can make marble look so soft.... This statue blew me away when I saw it in Rome

Bernini, sketch for sculpture I would love to see this artist at work. His work is just fantastic!

Bernini, sketch for sculpture I would love to see this artist at work. His work is just fantastic!

This is stone. STONE. Someone carved this magnificence out of a fricking rock. (Bernini)

This is stone. STONE. Someone carved this magnificence out of a fricking rock. (Bernini)

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy Bernini's sculptures are recognizable for their engaging drama, dynamism, tension, texture, n naturalism. The last two criteria (texture and naturalism) are perhaps the most particular to Bernini: no one can make stone convey soft skin, curling hair, or crinkling fabrics the way Bernini can. His sculptures are also unique for the careful attention he pays to the effects of light n shadow, effects which are traditionally more important to the painter than the…

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy Bernini's sculptures are recognizable for their engaging drama, dynamism, tension, texture, n naturalism. The last two criteria (texture and naturalism) are perhaps the most particular to Bernini: no one can make stone convey soft skin, curling hair, or crinkling fabrics the way Bernini can. His sculptures are also unique for the careful attention he pays to the effects of light n shadow, effects which are traditionally more important to the painter than the…

A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one.  Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT

A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one. Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT

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

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

This is a section from the Rape of Proserpina by the great Italian Baroque sculptor, Bernini. It is almost impossible to believe that it is sculpted in marble.What is even more incredible is that Bernini was only 23 when he completed this work. It is housed today in the Villa Borghese in Rome

This is a section from the Rape of Proserpina by the great Italian Baroque sculptor, Bernini. It is almost impossible to believe that it is sculpted in marble.What is even more incredible is that Bernini was only 23 when he completed this work. It is housed today in the Villa Borghese in Rome

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