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An Artist a Week: Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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

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Galleria Borghese: 5 reasons you should visit this awesome museum

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


Elephant statue vandalized...

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.

Bernini's Passion

This topic is actually one of the main reasons I started this blog. I’ve made so many of my friends and coworkers listen to me as I ramble on about Gian Lorenzo Bernini for way longer than they really wanted to. 494 more words


Reason #5380 to love Rome: Bernini's home and studio

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