• Aeneas and Anchises 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Was carved by Bernini with his father at the age of 15.
    • Apollo and Daphne 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      As Apollo is about to seize Daphne with ill intent, Bernini captures the dramatic moment as Daphne's wish to escape violation shows the moment of her wish being granted as she begins her transformation into the laurel tree.
    • Baldacchino 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The baldacchino designed by Bernini was cast with bronze taken from the Pantheon. Giving rise to the quip found in the mouth of one of the talking statues which loosely translated is "that which the barbarians did not do ...
    • Bernini Baldacchino 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The baldacchino, surmounted by the cross, on the underside of the canopy, hidden behind a column is a descending dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit who rests upon the papal celebrant and the transformed body and blood.
    • Bernini Self Portrait 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Bernini's model of the angel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini also modeled an angel for the Castel San-Angelo which never made it to the top, but is preserved on the interior of the papal apartments
    • Cardinal Scipione Borghese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      As sculpted by Bernini in 1632 (for an excellent chronology see Rudolf Wittkower's book on Gian Lorenzo Bernini, pages 275-76).
    • Cardinal Scipione Borghese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      This, the original, developed a crack in the marble at the forehead which resulted in Borghese demanding a perfect copy for which Bernini obliged. The cardinal paid for one and kept the other.
    • Church of Saint Andrea al Quirinale 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini's S Andrea built in 1659 near the Quirinale Palace, the residence of popes until 1870.
    • Church of Saint Andrea al Quirinale 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Before the age of artificial illumination Bernini places an elliptical lantern above the glorious surround of the painting of Saint Andrew and itself above the alter.
    • A close up of the summit of the obelisk and St. Peter's. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A close up of the summit of the obelisk reveals the insignia of the Bernini papacy, under which the obelisk was raised, with the cross surmounting all. Note the cross over the orb of the world, which also surmounts the ...
    • Constantine 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini's dynamic equestrian statue shows his skill in transforming marble into the movement of a moment (1655/62). The event signified is a probability of Constantine's vision of the Chi Rho as he goes into battle.
    • The Cornaro Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Cornaro Chapel contains yet another Bernini masterpiece, The Ecstasy of St. Theresa (1644).
    • David 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini again captures the moment when David with his sling encounters the fateful moment with Goliath.
    • David 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The close up of David's face at this fateful moment shows the intensity of his determination (1623).
    • Elephant and obelisk before Santa Maria sopra Minerva 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The elephant as a symbol of strength holds the then recently discovered obelisk which was from Roman times a trophy of conquest and here, as in the Santra Pedro Piazza, it is surmounted by a cross which symbolizes the ...
    • Fontana del Quattro Fiumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini's fountain with its four rivers referencing the breadth of the Roman Church was surmounted by an Egyptian obelisk, brought to Rome by the Emperor Domitian and moved here by Innocent X from the Circus Maxentius. The ...
    • Fontana del Quattro Fiumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Perhaps the most famous fountain group in Rome, it was designed by Bernini. A common tale told by guides is that the statue with upraised hand is shielding his eyes from the façade of the church, done by Bernini's rival ...
    • Fontana del Quattro Fiumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      By Bernini. Constitutes the centerpiece of the Piazza Navona the photo is taken from the pension of the Ladies of Bethany.
    • Fontana del Tritone 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Designed by Bernini in the Piazza and hotel, which bear his name. (1642-43)