Cindy and I went to see the Raffael exhibit at the Borghese Museum with Frank and April and a funny thing happened. While the Raffael paintings were great to see, we all couldn't stop talking about the Bernini sculptures. None of us had ever seen sculptures that seemed so lifelike. I've included four of them here, and you can click on the picture to see a larger image of it.
David (Galleria Borghese)
The Truth (Galleria Borghese)
While this next sculpture is not from Bernini (it is from Antonio Canova), it was another one that we loved at the Borghese Gallery. It apparently caused quite a scandal in its day. It is a sculpture of the Greek Goddess Venus, but with the figure of Paolina Borghese, whose husband was one of the major people in Rome at that time.
Paolina Borghese as Venue (Galleria Borghese)
Of course, Bernini's most famous sculptures are probably at the Vatican. You can see below three different examples of his work.
Baldacchino (San Pietro in Vaticano)
Cathedral of St. Peter (San Pietro in Vaticano)
Tomb of Pope Alexander VII (San Pietro in Vaticano)
Bernini also left his mark on the streets of Rome. Below are a couple of his spectacular fountains.
One is in Piazza Navona, the other in Piazza Barberini.