|The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, 1652, Gian Lorenzo Bernini--sculpted and staged.|
The "beams" of light are gold leaf, highlighted by a hidden window above.
The marble sculture, though weighing tons, appears to float.
|The Baroque Ludovica, 1674, Gian Lorenzo, Bernini--Michelangelo on steroids.|
|Gian Lorenzo Bernini Self-portrait, 1623|
|Three eras, three centuries, three artists--Parmigianino, Caravaggio, Fragonard.|
|Michelangelo Caravaggio Self-portrait|
|Gian Lorenzo Bernini's 1615, Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, burned alive on a grate.|
How many other sculptors have attempted to depict fire in marble?
|The Incredulity of St. Thomas, 1602-03, Caravaggio|
--his peasant models outraged the church.