No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
STOP RIGHT THERE!
Are you reading this?
Oh, is that a sparkle in your pretty eyes!
Oh— Oh, no! Are you— Are you laughing?
Are you laughing at me?!
Psh, I don’t mind, that’s okay!
Is that a smile?
No— Yes? Oh wait, am I seeing a curve!
TH—THere… THERE IT IS. There’s the smile.
What a cute smile.
That’s what I like to see!
I actually smiled :3
this made me smile i love this post