Gian Lorenzo Bernini, David, 1623-24, marble (Galleria Borghese, Rome)
Painted and sculpted bodies move into our space. Everything feels like it’s in motion, including the light.

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Saint Peter's Basilica- detail
The greatest minds of the High Renaissance worked on this vast church. Construction took more than a century.

Saint Peter’s Basilica

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, David - detail
Duck! This slingshot may never fire, but Bernini fools us. We can feel David gathering strength to battle Goliath.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, David