The life-sized marble sculpture of the “Ecstasy of St. Teresa” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini is considered a masterpiece of Baroque art.
“O guiding night! O night more lovely than the dawn!”
Other churches resembling this style can be found in Sicily and Lisbon.
The work of the French sculptor Nicolas Chantereine, the sculpture occupies the central niche of the chapel’s altarpiece.
Its massive stone walls are 1.5 meters thick.
A closer look at the painting’s anatomical detail and use of chiaroscuro sheds light (no pun intended) on the great painter’s creative mind.
The Mexican baroque master, Antonio Martínez de Pocasangre, dedicated 30 years of his life to this work
Striking images of the first day of the Festival of Light show a historic church lit up in a very special way for the first time.
These three iconic artists from the Boroque period are a great start.
The extraordinary beauty found from one end of the Eternal city to the other is in large part due to St. Peter.