Apollo and Daphne


Being in Italy has been a dream considering the Renaissance and Baroque are some of my favorite periods of art. Gian Lorenzo Bernini is one of my favorite artists and architects. Like Mucha, he creates beautiful figures and always include such fine details that is hard to recognize unless you are able to observe his work up close. At Galleria Borghese, we were able to see this piece and many others. The entire museum was gorgeous, with each ceiling intricately painted and the signs low-key enough to be tuned out if you wanted to just enjoy the art in an almost natural environment. It was a perfect frame for his sculptures as it did not feel stagnant like many museums do. That is why being in Italy is incredible – the art was created here and belongs here. To take it out of context ruins the beauty and the experience.