One of the highlights of my trip was standing in front of Bernini’s sculptures. Works of art I’d only studied from book, and honestly never thought I’d be able to see in person.
I’ve never been one to become emotional over art but I can no longer say that. I walked into the room and sucked in a breathe at the site of Hades and Persephone. The way Hades fingers gripped her thigh and the flesh gave way to his hands.
Apollo and Daphne—the way the laurel leaves seeped from her fingertips
How David bit his bottom lip, boulder and roped sling in hand. Bernini was brilliant.
I looked forward to these three sculptures in particular. However, it was even more of treat to see his lessor known works during the Bernini exhibit.