Bernini at the Met
October 15, 2012

Check this out, a Bernini visit with Met curator Paola D'Agostino

Check this out, a Bernini visit with Met curator Paola D'Agostino

These are fragments of Bernini's terracottas, they are parts of the larger sculptures he designed for Rome back in the late 17th century

These are fragments of Bernini's terracottas, they are parts of the larger sculptures he designed for Rome back in the late 17th century

High Italian Baroque, this guy was bigger than Jeff Koons

High Italian Baroque, this guy was bigger than Jeff Koons

Nice breast, I find this one super sexy, the marble version covered the breast

Nice breast, I find this one super sexy, the marble version covered the breast

I think I saw a putty cat?

I think I saw a putty cat?

Star of the show, this lion was only recently attributed to Bernini

Star of the show, this lion was only recently attributed to Bernini

Occasionally for large commissions like fountains a wooden model was made

Occasionally for large commissions like fountains a wooden model was made

Me piace molto!

Me piace molto!

In the artist's own hand

In the artist's own hand

This could be worth 10M

This could be worth 10M

Yeah, this one is HOT,  look at the twisting movement and the crazy fish - we'll move in closer here

Yeah, this one is HOT, look at the twisting movement and the crazy fish - we'll move in closer here

That's seriously amazing

That's seriously amazing

Beautiful praying angel, so sad too! Grazie Paola and thank you Mr. Bernini, you are really amazing.  Ci vediamo più tardi!

Beautiful praying angel, so sad too! Grazie Paola and thank you Mr. Bernini, you are really amazing. Ci vediamo più tardi!