Research on 16th century sculptures

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Research on 16th century sculptures

  1. 1. Research on 16 th /17 th century sculptures Neptune and Triton * This sculpture was made by Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini *It is currently housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London *It is dated back from 1620-22 *The marble cut statue stands at 182cm *Originally, the sculpture was commissioned by Cardinal Peretti Montalto, serving as a fountain to decorate the pond in the garden of his on Mount in Rome. *It was purchased by an Englishman called Thomas Jenkins in 1786
  2. 2. Research on 16 th /17 th century sculptures <ul><li>Michelangelo Palloni made this sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>The sculpture is based on a Greek legend </li></ul><ul><li>The legend of cupid and psyche is depicted in the sculpture and how cupid is told by his mother Venus to take the girl there are many versions to the story </li></ul><ul><li>I have shown the painting of the story also to show you in detail what was going on and how cupid and psyche are depicted together </li></ul>Sleeping Psyche

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