Bernini, Caravaggio and more
During this Borghese Gallery Tour will see amazing works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, such as Apollo and Daphne, the Rape of Proserpina, the King David, and many more. With incomparable bravura, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who really is the superstar of the Borghese Gallery, was able to create lively compositions in which the opposite are harmonized and the light is skillfully employed to create a sense of dramatic movement, a staged drama that is happening right before the eyes of the viewer. What Bernini really does is not sculpting but creating stunning events that are happening over and over again for us spectators, as we look at his mesmerizing statues. Undoubtedly a genius in his field he usedto say that:
“From my youth I devoured marble, never striking a false blow.”
Besides Bernini, the Borghese Gallery displays several works by Caravaggio, such as the Boy With The Fruit Basket and the David and Goliath in which Caravaggio portraits himself at different stages in life. But the gallery also contains works by neoclassic sculptor Antonio Canova (the beautiful Paolina Borghese as Venus on a Mattress), Raphael (the Deposition of Christ), and most importantly one of the absolute masterpieces of this collection, Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love. This paintings and art pieces will show you the evolution and dramatic change of what was considered beautiful during three centuries of art.