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Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598)

Bernini, a 17th-century artist and architect, was a leading figure in the development of the Italian baroque style. Among his best-known sculptures, which often combine white and colored marble with bronze and stucco, are the Cornaro Chapel's Ecstasy of St. Teresa and the David displayed at the Borghese Gallery. Bernini also designed the magnificent baldachin, or canopy, inside St. Peter's Basilica. Bernini's designs for the façade of what famed museum were rejected? More...
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My favourite sculptor named Bernini.
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Self-Portrait of Bernini, c. 1623

Bernini presented some designs for the east front of the Louvre. which were ultimately rejected. They rejected Bernini's plans, yet they were happy to stick a giant glass pyramid in front of it!

My first impression was: what a shifty looking bloke! But this was his self-portrait! No rose coloured glasses when Bernini looks in the mirror. Whistle

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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my dad's birthday, a he enlisted the same at 19yrs. old and service for 16 yrs.
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The Rape of Persephone -Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pluto and Proserpina
(also know as the Rape of Proserpina),
1621-22, marble (Galleria Borghese, Rome).

The magic great sculptor, could make marble seem like human flesh

An impression of vital energy (in pushing against Pluto's face Proserpina's hand creases his skin and his fingers sink into the flesh of his victim). Seen from the left, the group shows Pluto taking a fast and powerful stride and grasping Proserpina, from the front he appears triumphantly bearing his trophy in his arms; from the right one sees Proserpina's tears as she prays to heaven, the wind blowing her hair, as the guardian of Hades, the three-headed dog, barks. Various moments of the story are thus summed up in a single sculpture.
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