Oh Bernini. It’s a basic fact of Rome that wherever you are, Bernini designed something within eyesight. Such was our drawing class on Tuesday. On the Ponte Sant’Angelo, Bernini designed ten angel sculptures and commissioned them out to artists throughout the city to complete. As Chris so astutely pointed out, it seems like back then this city was just teeming with master artisans. Like you could just turn a corner and see someone chipping away at Italy’s next great masterpiece. Then again, maybe tomorrow’s masterpieces are being created by artists drawing on street corners with chalk and painting in Piazza Navona…you never know. So for drawing class we had to draw each of these statues, in twelve minutes each. Hint: twelve minutes is not a very long time. But they came out slightly less horrible than I anticipated.
P.S. G, this post is mostly for you. Love you.