Monday, May 3, 2021

Busts And Splendid Masterpieces

 This is Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It is circa 1632.

Abraham and the Three Angels is by Bartholome Esteban Murillo, and dates to 1670-74.

Another bust, this one dating circa 1663-68. Bust of a King is by Pierre Puget.


The Return of the Prodigal Son dates to circa 1655-56, and is by Salvator Rosa.


For today I leave off with another wide view of the Baroque Room. More from in here tomorrow.

28 comments:

  1. The sculptures are very nice ! The handsome pope certainly had a lot of success with the nonnes !

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  2. They are all beautiful pieces of art

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  3. Beautiful art work! Take care, have a happy new week!

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  4. ...busts have always been a popular art subject through history.

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  5. @Gattina: thanks!

    @Iris: indeed.

    @David: we do.

    @Jan: they are.

    @Gemel: indeed.

    @Karl: very much so.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Tom: true.

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  6. I would spend as much time admiring the gallery as the framed art.

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  7. Those are fine looking busts.

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  8. Wonderful art, paintings and sculptures!

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  9. We went to the Louvre in Paris. Also, the Monet museum. It was amazing.

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  10. wow, blogger is acting up for me ... taking forever to load the page? odd. hope u r well this week. rainy here. enjoying the gloom of the dark leaves which r leaning over due to the rainfall. nice. ( ;

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  11. Pope Urban has an interesting face.

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  12. Should be no problem maintaining social distance in that room.

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  13. Nice pictures. Giving me ideas. What fun it would be to create or have a bust made of yourself to leave love ones. I could get laughter from that for years.

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  14. Yes I agree with the others William, the busts are excellent and again so is the Baroque room, the perfect foil for the old masters 💜

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  15. @Marie: it is quite a space.

    @DJan: that they are.

    @Magiceye: I agree.

    @RedPat: they are.

    @Jennifer: I'd love to see those.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @Revrunner: none at all.

    @Maywyn: it would be good.

    @Grace: that it is.

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  16. So nice to see the busts and the paintings in your post today.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Beautiful busts and paintings.

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  18. The busts are handsome but I think I prefer the paintings.

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  19. A lovely display, especially the busts. The king's armor is interesting. Mail.

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  20. The busts are wonderful. I like the one of Pope Urban VIII:)

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  21. Great photos of art gallery ~ Happy Week to you. Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. Beautiful artwork and I like the busts.

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  23. for some reason i think i have seen this man before .. he makes me think of you. lol. maybe u r related some how? wouldn't that be cool. on down the lines of history. ( ;

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