Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Figures of Flora and Priapus

Figures of Flora and Priapus by Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1616 for Cardinal Scipione Borghese from Marble.  There is each of a half-body merging into a tapering pedestal and they originally stood in the gardens of the Villa Borghese in Rome. Covered with fruits and flowers, the Flora and Priapus, carved in an energetic, rustic fashion, symbolize the abundance of nature in spring and autumn.  I chose Bernini because Im fascinated and adore baroque type artwork.  The intricate detail is beautiful. 

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