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Week 55: Gian Lorenzo Bernini
“Apollo and Daphne: Love in Vain”
I don’t cover much art that wasn’t created in the last 200 years, but I feel like trying to talk about sculptures (or appreciating women) without mentioning Bernini has been blasphemous thus far so I’m ending 2016 with a mea culpa. 335 more words
The Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery in English) is one of Rome’s must-see museums: it is inside the Villa Borghese park and surrounded by the greenery and beauty of its gardens. 348 more words
Bernini’s elephant statue in Rome was vandalized last Sunday night, with the tip of one tuck being broken off. It was commissioned by a Pope in the mid-1600’s, and though it sits in a small square off the main tourist paths, it draws a number of visitors who appreciate its uniqueness as a part of Italy’s cultural heritage.
One of the (many) great things about living in Rome, Italy is keeping your eyes pealed for all the famous authors/composers/sculptors/artists who once called the Eternal City home. 215 more words