Sculpture “Shengteleisa obsession”  by the most outstanding Baroque sculptor Bernini

Sculpture “Shengteleisa obsession” by the most outstanding Baroque sculptor Bernini

The Rape of Proserpina, white marble, 1621-22, Bernini

The sculpture was commissioned by Scipione Borghese (together with other sculptures, among them the David, Apollo and Daphne) for decorating the halls of Villa Borghese

San Francesco e il Lupo

Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, July 2016 Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, Saint Francis Prayer

Genial cabeza de Medusa en marmol  Museos Capitolinos

Your "bad hair day" is not as bad as someone else's "bad hair day" (Gian Lorenzo Bernini, "Medusa", 1630 circa - Marmo, Musei Capitolini, Rome).

St. Teresa of Avila, wearing her "Doctor's" biretta.

Teresa of Avila - Doctor of the Church - Feastday: October 15 - Patron of Headache sufferers, Spanish Catholic Writers - 1515 - 1582

O Rapto de Proserpina (1621-1622)

Pluto and Proserpina. The Rape of Proserpina is a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1621 and Bernini was only 23 years old at its completion. So beautifully crafted and powerful.

Four Rivers Fountain in PiazzaNavona. Gian Lorenzo BERNINI (also spelled Gianlorenzo or Giovanni Lorenzo) (Naples, 7 December 1598 – Rome, 28 November 1680) was an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. In addition, he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets.

Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain, Piazza Navona, Rome Italy

The Ecstacy of Saint Teresa - My favorite of Bernini's work in an out of the way (Cornaro) chapel not too far from the train station in Rome. The look on her face cannot be duplicated in a photo. You have to see it yourself. Bernini was a genius. And very sensual!

Gian Lorenzo Bernini The Ecstasy of Saint Therese , Cappella Cornaro, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of The Ecstasy of Saint Therese 2 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.