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Holy Spirit Dove of Peace Bonded Marble Resin Wall Sculpture: Medium
Inspired by the 1660 altarpiece by artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) in the Vatican, Rome
Expected back in stock: March 1
The European Renaissance burst forth as a time of great growth and expression, exemplified by the internal strength of the dove of peace. Widely depicted on altarpieces and sacred objects across the continent, this beloved image was re-created for us as an exquisite, museum quality, bonded marble resin work of wall art that echoes both Baroque influences and a timeless reliance on the Eternal.
- Includes 1 keyhole slot(s) for hanging. Follow simple steps in the PDF linked above.
- Please note these instructions are meant for common drywall walls. If other conditions are present check with your local hardware store for recommendations on hardware and hanging methods.
- Design Toscano is not responsible for damages due to failed hangers and/or improper installation.
About The Artist
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
Preeminent Baroque sculptor Gain Lorenzo Bernini lived in 17th century Rome. Bernini's Baroque style was a powerful influence on the architecture of his time. In addition to his sculptures Bernini's works include the colonnades of St. Peters the facade of Barberini's palace and the design for three churches.
The son of Florentine sculptor Bernini was considered a prodigy in his time. Mastering sculpting techniques of marble while still a child many thought that the young Bernini would surpass his father's greatness. Antique Greek and Roman statues in the Vatican inspired early Bernini sculptures.
Bernini's many sculptural masterpieces include The Rape of Proserpina which displays extreme attention to detail; even the woman's marble skin shows dimpling. Apollo and Daphne widely admired since Bernini's day expresses drama and also a conceit: As the character Daphne is being turned into a tree the sculpture antithetically appears to come to life.
Bernini was also an accomplished architect having been commissioned to create the piazza colonnades and high alter of St. Peters Basilica in Rome its centerpiece being the Dove of Peace. Being a fervent Romantic Catholic who attended daily mass Bernini's devotion to Rome shaped his work then and always. Thus Bernini's sculptures were conscious attempts to be emotional stimuli pointing towards piety.
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Weights & Dimensions
- 14"Wx3"Dx14"H. 5 lbs.