Image of the Day : Marble Hand, Rome

We were astounded by the small details in the numerous sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The artist was perhaps the greatest sculptor of the 17th century and an outstanding architect as well. Bernini created the Baroque style of sculpture and developed it to such an extent that other artists are of only minor importance in a discussion of that style. His sculpture of Apollo and Daphne housed in the Galleria Borghese is just beyond words (No pictures allowed, naturally, so you have to go see for yourself)

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