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

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

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.

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.

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."

Neil Spiller

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."

Fountain of the Four Rivers or Fontana dei Quattro Fiumiis locatedin the centre of Piazza Navona which is Rome’s most famous, most beautiful and most celebrated square.

Fountain of the Four Rivers or Fontana dei Quattro Fiumiis locatedin the centre of Piazza Navona which is Rome’s most famous, most beautiful and most celebrated square.

The Rape of Prosperpina by Pluto, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.  The myth of Hades abduction of Persephone,and the origins of the Seasons, was the first Greek myth to make a deep impression on me.

The Rape of Prosperpina by Pluto, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The myth of Hades abduction of Persephone,and the origins of the Seasons, was the first Greek myth to make a deep impression on me.

The rape of Proserpina, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, sculpted when he was only 23 years old, is a big marble statue that stands out from other art creations because of the subtle details the artist managed to reproduce.

The rape of Proserpina, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, sculpted when he was only 23 years old, is a big marble statue that stands out from other art creations because of the subtle details the artist managed to reproduce.

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

Eight vegetables you can buy once and then grow forever

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

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