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Rape of Persephone

Although this sculpture,created by Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is known as the Rape of Persephone, the intent behind the masterpiece is abduction. It represents Hades, the powerful god of the underworld, kidnapping Persephone. 36 more words


"Minerva's Chick"

“Minerva’s Chick” is brilliantly carved and adorable elephant statue designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (revealed on July 1667). It’s located in a square behind the Pantheon. 47 more words


Bernini's Details / WPC

This strong and expressive hand pressing into the delicate body was sculpted in marble by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the famous Italian sculptor of the Baroque Era. 75 more words


Fontana del Tritone


Fontana del Tritone (Triton Fountain) is a seventeenth-century fountain in Rome, by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Commissioned by his patron, Pope Urban VIII… 1,299 more words


Neapolitan Science

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“Il filosofo (Masto Ciccio) o San Paolo,” by Vincenzo Gemito
“St. Longinus,” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
“Frontpiece to ‘Principi di Scienza Nuova,'” by Giambattista Vico, 1744 edition… 6 more words


Towards an Art of Purpose

I have often heard it said, when in a position of judgemental argumentation, “Who are you to judge, who are you to say what is good or bad!” The answer, so starkly white-hot in the mind as to burn through its cranial cage, is always the same, “The only one present.” This truism can be applied to nearly everything but I find it is, in my experience, most often brought to bear on art. 877 more words


Happy Valentine's Day...

…to my 400-year-old boyfriend, Gian Lorenzo Bernini…

…and to all the tortured lovers out there (and those of us who are still searching)! 29 more words