Bernini’s Rome and His Influence on the Eternal City!
|Aerial View of Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican Shows Bernini's Grand Design.|
|Bernini's 'Ecstasy of Saint Tereas' Inside Santa Maria della Vittoria.|
|Close up of Saint Teresa. (This photo only: Nina Aldin Thune)|
Nearby at Villa Borghese, we found the renowned "Apollo and Daphne." In this classic masterpiece, Bernini captures the moment in time just as Daphne begins to transform into the Laurel tree – the outcome of her plea to her father to rid her once and for all of Apollo’s eternal pursuit. Notice how dramatically Bernini renders Daphne's skin blending into bark, her hair into leaves, her feet into roots binding her to the earth and her arms into the Laurel’s canopy. The effect is quite stunning so be sure you get up close and personal to this extraordinary scupture!
|Borghese Gallery - Rome - Inside, Bernini's 'Apollo and Daphne' Await|
|Bernini's 'Apollo and Daphne' located at the Borghese Gallery. (This photo only: LuxoMedia)|
|Bernini's 'Fountain of the Four Rivers' located in Piazza Navona.|
|Another view of Bernini's 'Fountain of the Four Rivers' located in Piazza Navona.|
|St. Peter's Square or Piazza de San Pietro at the Vatican in Rome|
|Saint Peter's Basilica Interior with Bernini's Baldacchino in background.|
|Bernini's Baldacchino Inside Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome.|
|Bernini's "Pulcino della Minerva," the elephant and obelisk in the Piazza della Minerva.|
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