Another Bernini sculpture - a marble veil - Astounding! Just click on space for variety of veiled woman

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Detail from The Rape of Proserpina, a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was only 23 years old at its completion.

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Bernini, sketch for sculpture I would love to see this artist at work. His work is just fantastic!

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Bernini really captures the notion of ecstasy. Look at her curled toes and limp hand! Incredible...

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Bernini, Apollo and Daphne. Apollo, one of the most powerful gods mocked the god of love Eros for his use of bow and arrow, saying "What have you to do with warlike weapons? Leave them for hands worthy of them. Behold the conquest I have won by means of them over the vast serpent who stretched his poisonous body over acres of the plain! Be content with your torch, child, and kindle up your flames, as you call them, where you will, but presume not to meddle with my weapons."

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Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy Bernini's sculptures are recognizable for their engaging drama, dynamism, tension, texture, n naturalism. The last two criteria (texture and naturalism) are perhaps the most particular to Bernini: no one can make stone convey soft skin, curling hair, or crinkling fabrics the way Bernini can. His sculptures are also unique for the careful attention he pays to the effects of light n shadow, effects which are traditionally more important to the painter than the…

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Cupid & Psyche at the Louvre. The fact that I've seen this twice, and each time I just stood and admired, is awesome. I hope I'll be able to visit it again.

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I seriously don’t get how people can work with stone and produce something this smooth and detailed. It looks legitimately wet and detailed. I want that stone in my bed. This is why I love art, and more specifically, why I love romantic, feminine lines and the female form in general. :)

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