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Angel holding a crown of thorns #angels

BERNINI Gian Lorenzo - Italian (Naples 1598-1680 Rome) ~ near Castel Sant'Angelo

A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one. Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT

Staglieno Cemetery, Staglieno, Genoa, Province of Genoa , Liguria region Italy . Breathtaking sculpture, and a range of emotion., , #mediababe,,

"For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor ANY created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39, emphasis added)

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These astonishingly lifelike sculptures will take your breath away

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

Tense Hands at the Brooklyn Museum by Matt Carman, via Flickr

Apollo, Michelangelo Buonaroti, 1996 Look at that detail on the arm!

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.