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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


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


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