Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bernini: Apollo and Daphne

I really enjoyed this sculpture made by Bernini. Apollo was a very powerful god and a great warrior who was shot in the heart to fall in love with Daphne by Eros. After this happened, Daphne's arms transformed into branches as her hair became leaves; her skin then turning to bark. Her feet became rooted to the ground and Apollo overcame her, embracing her branches. I think it is a very admiring story and I love how Bernini sculptures things that include a story behind them. The small detail put into this shows the time and effort that was taken place for this sculpture to be perfect. It is very inspiring.

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