Ponte Sant'Angelo

The background of Bernini sculptures of marble angel

In the early Ponte Sant’Angelo, Pope Clement VII started the large-scale project of making statues. He asked Lorenzetto to make the statues of the apostle’s Saint Peter (holding a book, with the pedestal inscription Rione XIV) and commissioned Paolo Romano to make the Saint Paul statue. The last large-scale project Pope Clement VII did was commissioned by Bernini, Bernini designed ten angels, each carrying an instrument of Christ s Passion, to stand on the bridge s balustrades and guide the pilgrim s approach, physically and spiritually, toward Saint Peters. The execution of eight of the over-life-size angels was assigned to other sculptors, while the master himself made two: Angel with the Superscription and Angel with the Crown of Thorns.

What are Bernini sculptures of marble angel?

There are two Bernini sculptures of marble angel who made them himself:

Angel with the Crown of Thorns

Angel With The Crown Of Thorns

1. Angel with the Crown of Thorns
Angel with the Crown of Thorn’s sculpture steps on the marble clouds, giving a heavenly atmosphere. Everyone has a different interpretation of the face of an angel. The crown of thorns she holds in her hand is inseparable from religion. After Jesus was subjected to false temptation and subsequent scourging, before he was nailed to the cross, Roman soldiers “weaved a crown of thorns and put it on his head. In his perfect propitiation, Christ has saved us from the curse of sin.” The thorns are a symbol. Although for mockery, the crown of thorns is in fact an excellent symbol of who Jesus is and the work he has come to do.

2. Angel with the Superscription
Angel with the Superscription sculpture raised her head slightly, her eyes closed, and her face was full of sublime expressions. She was holding a scripture in her hand with Superscription “INRI” on it. The inscription on it gave us inspiration: The lyrics to this ancient hymn about the cross describe the ” Blest Tree, whose happy branches bore/ the wealth that did the world restore.” The inscription INRI is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews .” According to the gospels, the INRI sign was affixed to Jesus ‘cross.

What other designs are Bernini sculptures of marble angel?

Each design of Bernini sculptures of marble angel is exquisite, and each angel holds different objects with different religious meanings. The eight models are Angel with the Column, Angel with the Whips, Angel with the Sudarium (Veronica’s Veil), Angel with the Garment and Dice, Angel with the Nails, Angel with the Cross, Angel with the Sponge, and Angel with the Lance.
These sculptors of Bernini sculptures of marble angels are also very famous. Under their hands, they have carved out the ideas that Bernini wants to convey. Each angel has a graceful figure, fluttering dress, and the feathers carved by angel wings are vivid and vivid. Their sculptures are placed under the sky, matched with blue sky and white clouds, sunrise, and sunset, what a charming scene.
In aongking sculpture, we hope to do our best to restore the spirit and soul of Bernini sculptures of a marble angel. We have carved and produced four angel sculptures, whether they are placed in the garden or in front of the villa, they are full of high-level sense.

Angel with the Column

Angel With The Column

Angel with the Garment and Dice

Angel With The Garment And Dice

Angel with the Nails

Angel With The Nails

Angel with the Lance

Angel With The Lance

Apart from Bernini sculptures of marble angel, what other famous sculptures does he have?

The Fountain of the Four Rivers
The “Fountain of the Four Rivers” in Piazza Navona in Rome is an ancient Egyptian obelisk erected on a large hollow rock. There are 4 marble statues on the top of the rock, symbolizing the four major rivers of the world in the 17th century, namely Europe. The Danube in Africa, the Nile in Africa, the Ganges in Asia, and the Labrada in the Americas. At the top of the obelisk, there is the pope’s coat of arms and the dove bearing the palm branch (the family crest of Pope Innocent X), which expresses the meaning very clearly: the Holy See has been restored and vibrant, and it rules in the name of God worldwide. Despite its obvious symbolic significance, Bernini’s fountain is his best permanent work.

The Fountain of the Four Rivers

The Fountain Of The Four Rivers

Colonnade of St. Peter's Basilica

Colonnade Of St. Peter’s Basilica

Colonnade of St. Peter’s Basilica
Bernini’s greatest architectural art achievement is the colonnade surrounding the square in front of St. Peter’s Basilica. The main function of the huge space is to accommodate people who come to listen to the blessings of the Pope during Easter and other special occasions. Bernini designed a huge oval pattern, and a trapezoidal vestibule connects to the church. He uses this form to compare the church as a mother, with arms embracing. In order to meet the needs of freely accessible sites, designing independent columns and columns is a shocking solution.

Bernini also created the David statue, the Apollo and Daphne statue, The Rape of Proserpina, and Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, see “Chase and desire— Bernini Sculptures” for details. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the founder of the Baroque style, is really a Roman artistic genius!