Monday, October 7, 2013

The Nile

The Nile, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fountain of the Four Rivers by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, piazza Navona, Rome
The Nile, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers)
By Gian Lorenzo Bernini,1651, Piazza Navona
Rome, April 2013

See also: The Ganges

“The shrouding of the Nile’s face also serves to signify that it, like the Ganges, is completely unaware of the obelisk behind it, therefore marking Africa as another of the ignorant parts of the world unable to see the divine light that is so obvious to Bernini’s Catholic audience.”
(The Nile, The 2013 Bernini Online Exhibit)

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