Bernini Bronze Nude Statue Apollo and Daphne Sculpture Art Nouveau Home Decor

SKU: YRD-110

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 14.5" X Width 8"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 8"
Height without base:13.5"
Weight:12 LBS

Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

Behold, 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.