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The enduring influence of Bernini’s iconic sculpture

Almost four centuries after its creation, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1647–52) remains the supreme emblem of religious visionary experience and the Baroque sensibility in art. 127 more words

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“Three things are needed for success in painting and sculpture... "

“Three things are needed for success in painting and sculpture:

to see beauty when young and accustom oneself to it,

to work hard, and

to obtain good advice.”

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St. Teresa in Ecstasy by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1652)

Art has long been associated with human sexuality because the tap root reaches the magma of our common core.  With power at once compelling and inexplicable, sexuality both inspires and demands expression.  4,238 more words



Gian Lorenzo Bernini 

(Nápoles 1598 – Roma 1680).

Fue un escultor, arquitecto y pintor italiano que trabajó principalmente en Roma. Está considerado como el mejor escultor de su generación, creador del estilo escultórico barroco.  2,860 more words


Smoldering Stone: Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Continued from previous post.

Passion is like a tornado, its frenzied whirlwind is felt in Bernini’s every sculpture. Bernini’s marble breezes passion, feeling known to him only so well. 436 more words


Cold Stone, Hot Sex: Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini,  also Gianlorenzo or Giovanni Lorenzo (7 December 1598 – 28 November 1680), an Italian sculptor and architect, loved sex, was very fond of sex, and was one of greatest admirers of carnal pleasures. 228 more words


An Elephant with an Obelisk(?) Bernini in Rome

Whether in a small town or the most sprawling metropolis, simply walking around leads to unexpected discoveries.

Rome is an excellent example. Replete with buildings, monuments, art and even plumbing that originated over a span of thousands of years, the city delivers a ceaseless barrage of sights that bear investigating. 630 more words