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arthistry:

'Baldacchino' - Bernini, 1624. St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.
The ‘Baldacchino’ is a large bronze sculpted canopy that sits over the main altar in St. Peter’s Basilica. It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, and acts as a mediation between the huge scale of the basilica and the human scale of its visitors. It is highly Baroque in style.

arthistry:

'Baldacchino' - Bernini, 1624. St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.

The ‘Baldacchino’ is a large bronze sculpted canopy that sits over the main altar in St. Peter’s Basilica. It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, and acts as a mediation between the huge scale of the basilica and the human scale of its visitors. It is highly Baroque in style.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini - San Pietro - Baldacchino - 1633

Gian Lorenzo Bernini - San Pietro - Baldacchino - 1633

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Saint Peter’s, Rome by famigliaferraris

Saint Peter’s, Rome by famigliaferraris

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Baldacchino

Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Baldacchino

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St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, Italy

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, Italy

echiromani:

Minerveo
Originally one of a pair from Sais, it was erected by the pharaoh Apries, circa 570 BC. (Which is about the same time as the Babylonian captivity of the Jews.) It was brought to Rome by Diocletian for the nearby Temple of Isis. Found in 1655, it was erected in 1667 by Pope Alexander VII on its famous elephant base by Bernini, behind the Pantheon in Piazza della Minerva.
On the base is inscribed the following (in Latin): “Whoever sees here that the symbols of the Egyptian sage, inscribed on the obelisk, are carried by the elephant, the strongest of the beasts, understand that it is a proof of a robust mind to sustain solid wisdom.”

echiromani:

Minerveo

Originally one of a pair from Sais, it was erected by the pharaoh Apries, circa 570 BC. (Which is about the same time as the Babylonian captivity of the Jews.) It was brought to Rome by Diocletian for the nearby Temple of Isis. Found in 1655, it was erected in 1667 by Pope Alexander VII on its famous elephant base by Bernini, behind the Pantheon in Piazza della Minerva.

On the base is inscribed the following (in Latin): “Whoever sees here that the symbols of the Egyptian sage, inscribed on the obelisk, are carried by the elephant, the strongest of the beasts, understand that it is a proof of a robust mind to sustain solid wisdom.”

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symmetricdreams:

"El éxtasis de Santa Teresa". Bernini.

symmetricdreams:

"El éxtasis de Santa Teresa". Bernini.

queenmedusa:

01/?? bernini appreciation - fountain of the four rivers, rome

"So strong was the sinister influence of the rivals of Bernini on the mind of Innocent that when he planned to set up in Piazza Navona the great obelisk brought to Rome by the Emperor Caracalla, which had been buried for a long time at Capo di Bove for the adornment of a magnificent fountain, the Pope had designs made by the leading architects of Rome without an order for one to Bernini. Prince Niccolò Ludovisi, whose wife was niece to the pope, persuaded Bernini to prepare a model, and arrange for it to be secretly installed in a room in the Palazzo Pamphili that the Pope had to pass. When the meal was finished, seeing such a noble creation, he stopped almost in ecstasy. Being prince of the keenest judgment and the loftiest ideas, after admiring it, said: "This is a trick … It will be necessary to employ Bernini in spite of those who do not wish it, for he who desires not to use Bernini’s designs, must take care not to see them." (x)