Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne

I still count Canova’s Cupid et Psyche in the Louvre as my all-time favorite sculpture, but Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne sculpture in the Galleria Borghese cuts a close second (if not a tie). The way the light filters down so that the marble glows, and how you can walk around the elevated sculpture to peer at it from different angles, is so amazing.

(video via Rick Steves; FF to about 2:20 to see the sculpture)

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