Thursday, April 2, 2015

B for Bernini

Posting the A-Z of Dan Brown's books through his words, characters, places and more. Welcome to the A-Z April 2015 challenge...

B is for Bernini

"The note indicated that the famous Bernini sculpture, The Ecstasy of St Teresa, shortly after its unveiling, had been moved from its original location inside the Vatican . . . Pope Urban VIII had rejected The Ecstasy of St Teresa as too sexually explicit for the Vatican. He had banished it to some obscure chapel across town."

- from Angels and Demons, chapter 84

Bernini's The Ecstasy of St Teresa


Matthew MacNish said...

What a fascinating concept for a challenge theme! Nice to meet you Duncan.

2015 A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Too sexually explicit? You think? :D :D I saw this in Rome one time I visited, and it is a pretty steamy image.
Cool theme!

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Luana Krause said...

Interesting about this statue. If museums removed sexually explicit pieces, there wouldn't be many left. Great theme for the challenge.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Was one of the ways the artists forced to work for the church got back at the Pope.

cleemckenzie said...

Interesting theme. I've only read one of his books, so I'll find out more about him and his work here. Thanks.

Maya said...

Hello! Followed you from my blog. I love your concept and look forward to reading more. Cheers!

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