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This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze dimensions with marble base: height 14 1/2" x width 8" marble dimensions: diameter 8. Height without base : 13 1/2 weight : 12 lbs inventory : 18y1105081. It is a bronze replica of Apollo and Daphne (1622-25), a baroque sculpture in life-size marble of the Italian gian lorenzo bernini, housed in the burghese gallery in Rome. It was inspired by one of the stories included in ovid metamorphoses.
In history, Apollo, god of prophecy, sees the young eros, god of love, playing with his bow and arrows and saying to him, "What do you have to do with war weapons, little impertinent? Leave them for hands worthy of them. To avenge this reproach, Eros hurts Apollo with a golden arrow, making him fall in love with the nymph daughter of the god of the river peneus. Eros also hurts the beautiful nymph daphne, with a lead arrow, ensuring that it would not be courted by the Apollo advances. The power of the arrow was so powerful that daphne immediately refused all his lovers.
Apollo, struck by the golden arrow of love, begs daphne to satisfy his desire. Daphne's starting to run.
Even when she runs, she is more captivated by her beauty. Apollo became impatient and soon, accelerated by eros, won over her.With a slower speed and a weak force, daphne cries to his father just as apollo captured it. Not a moment later, the skin of daphne turns into bark, its hair leaves, its arms branches, its roots of feet and its face a tree top. In an instant, peneus protects his daughter by turning her into a laurel. After the transformation, Apollo always embraces the tree.
He cuts some of his branches and leaves to make a crown and proclaims the laurel as a sacred tree. The bernini sculpture captures the transformation of daphne with intense emotion and drama by describing the different stages of its changes.
The nested components and the light-obscur create more narration, reflecting the foundations of Greek Hellenistic art. The sculpture was cast using the old lost wax moulding method and tinted with a brown patina finish for preservation. The duels are mounted on a black marble base with the artist of the signature Bernin. Gian lorenzo bernini naples, December 7, 1598?Rome, November 28, 1680, was an Italian artist who worked mainly in Roma. He was the main sculptor of his time and also a leading architect.
In addition, he painted, wrote plays and designed ironwork and stage decorations. A classical sculpture student, Bernini had the unique ability to capture, in marble, the essence of a narrative moment with a dramatic naturalistic realism that was almost shocking. This allowed him to become the successor of michel-angel, far exceeding the other sculptors of his generation.Most orders are shipped within 24 to 48 hours of purchase. Please contact us before making any purchases in these areas. Please refer to the Shipping and Handling table for rates for each area.
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