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Month of Art: Day 6 Apollo and Daphne, 1622-25

Here is my first sculpture entry. Gian Lorenzo Bernini , the most prominent sculptor of the Baroque period, was born 1598 in Naples, Italy and was the creator of the Baroque sculpture style. 577 more words

Bernini's Touch

Bernini thrust his own leg in a fire while looking in the mirror to model the expression of a martyred saint. He chased his brother through the streets of Rome with a sword after finding him with his mistress. 3,709 more words
Art

Attraversiamo

Attraversiamo?! It’s a very sing-songy Italian expression much liked by foreigners coming to Italy, to Rome in particular. It’s used on a daily basis by hundreds of poor pedestrians who dare to cross Roman streets on zebra crossings risking their lives. 1,346 more words

Let's Travel

La Sapienza, directed by Eugène Green

While not simple opposites, the two masters of Italian baroque architecture serve as dialectical energies of mind and body spiraling to a grand height in director Eugène Green’s 2014 film… 681 more words

Film

My Sketchy Date with Bernini

“You must be in heaven!” my friend Toni messaged me. And she was right. She’d written in response to this photo (below) I’d posted of… 981 more words

Art History