Bernini Bronze Nude Statue Apollo and Daphne Sculpture Art Nouveau Home Decor
Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 14 1/2" X Width 8" Marble Dimensions: Diameter 8" Height without base: 13 1/2 " Weight : 12 LBS Inventory :18Y1105081 Original or Reproduction: ReproductionBehold, a magnificent bronze replica of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Apollo and Daphne (1622-25), an iconic baroque masterpiece housed in the illustrious Galleria Borghese in Rome. Inspired by a tale from Ovid's Metamorphoses, this life-sized sculpture captures the profound narrative of the mythological figures. In this poignant story, Apollo, the god of prophecy, encounters Eros, the mischievous god of love. Enraged by Eros' playful use of his bow and arrows, Apollo chastises the young deity. In retaliation, Eros shoots Apollo with a golden arrow, causing him to fall deeply in love with Daphne, the nymph daughter of the river god Peneus. Eros then wounds Daphne with a lead arrow, ensuring she remains uninterested in Apollo's advances. The power of the arrow compels Daphne to reject all her suitors, while Apollo, consumed by love, pursues her relentlessly. As Apollo closes in on Daphne, she beseeches her father for protection. In a desperate act, Peneus transforms Daphne into a laurel tree, thus safeguarding her from Apollo's grasp. Undeterred, Apollo embraces the transformed Daphne and, in reverence for her beauty, fashions a wreath from her branches and leaves, declaring the laurel tree sacred. Bernini's sculpture masterfully captures the intense emotion and dramatic metamorphosis of Daphne. Through the interplay of intertwined figures and skillful chiaroscuro, the sculpture reflects the influence of Hellenistic Greek art and evokes a sense of narrative depth. This bronze replica has been meticulously cast using the ancient lost-wax method, ensuring the utmost fidelity to Bernini's original vision. To preserve its timeless beauty, the sculpture bears a brown patina finish. Elevating its allure, the dueling pair is elegantly mounted on a distinguished black marble base, accentuating the inherent grandeur of the artwork. To attest to its authenticity and pay homage to the artist, Bernini's signature graces the sculpture. Invite the captivating tale of Apollo and Daphne into your space with this exceptional bronze replica. Its profound narrative, artistic excellence, and meticulous craftsmanship make it a true treasure and a remarkable addition to any art collection or setting.
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I ordered this Bull for my brother and it is a beauty! It is heavy and has great details!
The statue arrived with broken rod, cracked marble base. And broken rope. I was able to glue the rod and the rope. I disputed the charge with my credit card until the problem with the cracked base is resolved. Mr. Yan asserted tha he will ship a new base. So far I have not received any update. I’m not a happy customer because the statue had been damaged before it was shipped.
Staff was very helpful in my final decision. Even printed out instructions for delivery people on the box . Speedy shipping in bomb proof box . Descending the Night is magical.
Arrived quickly and extremely well pkged. SHE IS STUNNING!
I have both pieces and they are excellent quality. I’m very pleased with them.
love it great for my dog ashes thank you
Have been collecting various jazz musicians. This cello player is awesome and a nice size. Very well done.
We love our sculpture. This is our second erotic piece.
Beautiful Bronze statue. Makes a great addition to my other Bronzhous Bronz collection!
Isn’t this St Jerome? The lion gives it away.
The statue looks even more vital in person. The figures seem alive in their duel as you see and even feel their movement.
Really well done ,thank you Bronzhaus
This bust occupies the central position on a shelf of Imperial German items: A pressed felt pickelhaube to one side and a M1916 Stahlhelm to the other. Frederick perfectly compliments both items. A very nicely done rendering.
Bronze and delivery perfect
Beautiful statue, excellent detail, everything I had hoped for and far price.