SCULPTURE: Eneas, Anchises and Ascanius ( Bernini).
Bernini (1598-1680) was an architect, sculptor, painter... Bernini in sculpture always represents the feelings, passions, and what it's attached to them, life, agitation... It does through rhetorical and theatrical methods. Through this representation seeks to involve the view. Always represents the action and movement. The representation of this action results in open lines, diagonals and the projection of the figure in space.
Bernini will combine these two things can surround the sculpture, but there will always be a principal point of view (typically, his sculptures are designed to be viewed on a background).
Bernini break the wall between reality and fiction, especially creating different levels of existence, which will lead to the configuration of religious subjects. Often (not always) uses different materials, allowing you to distinguish the levels of living and make different light effects views in the work.
Is the most representative sculpture of Baroque period. This sculpture is made of marble and can find it in the Borghese Gallery. It's about a mythological theme, taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses, called Apollo's love for Daphne. In these sculpture is very important to represented the movement, expression and the exaggeration theatre.
The moment of the myth represented in this sculpture is when Apollo reaches to Daphne and becomes laurel. This is essentially the myth of the unattainable, that we want it, we lose it. Also represented the emotions: Daphne's face shows the fear to be reached and requesting to the gods. The open-mouthed and theatrical expression contributes to complete the scene dramatic and prodigiously. But also there are represented idealization, we can see the ideal young body.