Two lovers from the fountain at Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
This is lovely.
art history meme: 1/8 artists
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 - 1680)
A student of classical sculpture, Bernini possessed the ability to capture, in marble, the essence of a narrative moment with a dramatic naturalistic realism which was almost shocking. This ensured that he effectively became the successor of Michelangelo, far outshining other sculptors of his generation, including his rival, Alessandro Algardi. His talent extended beyond the confines of his sculpture to consideration of the setting in which it would be situated; his ability to synthesise sculpture, painting and architecture into a coherent conceptual and visual whole has been termed by the art historian Irving Lavin the “unity of the visual arts”. A deeply religious man, working in Counter Reformation Rome, Bernini used light as an important metaphorical device in the perception of his religious settings, often using hidden light sources that could intensify the focus of religious worship,or enhance the dramatic moment of a sculptural narrative. (x)
Wool cape | Met Museum | 1850-69
Love the color and design of this one!