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While you are walking in the city of Rome, you're looking at the important monuments made by great artists. For example Fountains, Churches, also small and It's not famous church brings statues, pictures and fresco ( painting wall).
So let's see out of the museum without paying entrance, what you can see....

Gian Lorenzo Bernini   

His first works were inspired by antique Hellenistic sculpture. "Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius" " The Rape of Proserpina" "Apollo and Daphne" "David" were displayed Borghese museum. Under the patronage of the Cardinal Borghese, the young Bernini rapidly rose to prominence as a sculptor. The first fountain hi made is "Fountain of the Triton" in Barberini square.  Then his first architectural project is " Baldachin" (1624-1633)  of basilica of St. Peter and many years after, he designed "St. peter square and colonnade". His life's work  started from 17 years old and closed 81 years old.
He active in various field and left many great works.

"Estasi di Santa Teresa d'Avila" 
<Ecstasy of Saint Teresa of Avila 1644-1655>

Basilica di Santa Maria della Vittoria
Via XX Settembre 17
Open:7:00-12:00 / 15:30-19:00
The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa of Avila was designed and completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the leading sculptor of his day, who also designed the setting of the Chapel in mable, stucco and paint. It is generally considered to be one of the sculptural masterpieces of the High Roman Baroque.




"Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi" 
<Fountain of  the Four Rivers  1648‐1651>
Piazza Navona
The base of the fountain is as basin from the center of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, an ancient Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Platte representing the Americas.
   









 

Gian Lorenzo Bernini   
(1598-1680 Born Naples)




Italian artist who was perhaps the greatest sculptor of the 17th century and an outstanding architect as well. Bernini created the Baroque style of sculpture and and developed it to such an extent that other artists are of only minor importance in a discussion of that style. He died in Rome in 1680, and was buried in the "Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore".


 

 

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