Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bernini's Grave

Grave of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

“I was actually amazed with how little attention is paid to the grave of the great Bernini, with not a single soul (or tour group) knowing, noticing, or taking the time to look for the simple, marble gravestone on the right side of the large center-tomb that houses one of the most influential and visually present artists in Rome. The church itself doesn't help the cause either: a mere two slanted, wooden church benches protect the marble step from unknowing people wandering onto it. While you're for the other grandeur of the church, take a second to salute the master.”

1 comment:

Dina said...

I was thinking of this post yesterday as I marveled at Bernini's columns in St. Peter's while watching the Creole Mass.