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Europe 1300 - 1800

Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

This video is about Bernini's sculpture "Ecstasy of St. Theresa." It shows St. Theresa's vision of an angel piercing her heart with a golden arrow. The sculpture is in the Cornaro Chapel in Rome. Bernini used marble and light to create a dramatic and emotional scene. It's a great example of Baroque art!  Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, 1647–52 (Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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