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    The sculpture Apollo and Daphne, created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is based off a story from Book 1 of Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a portrayal of when Daphne is turned into a tree when trying to escape Apollo after they were both shot with an arrow by Eros. The sculpture is a powerful visual of Daphne and Apollo’s emotions as Daphne was captured by him. To evaluate the photo further I will discuss the feeling of empathy the sculpture made me feel and two connections the sculpture has to Ovid’s story

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    instincts of man. In the story of Apollo and Daphne, Daphne was Apollo’s first love not by coincidence, but by the work of Cupid. The irony behind the function of Cupid is how violence is used to gain love. Arrows are often used for hunting to kill animals, yet here weapons, violence, and assault are used as the tools of desire. Cupid shot Apollo, causing him to lust after Daphne and Daphne got shot with the arrow causing her to be put off by the idea of love. Daphne originally was a hunter, as she

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    In “Daphne and Apollo”, a section of The Metamorphoses (Book I: 438-472 — Book I: 553-567), a young nymph named Daphne is put in quite the situation when one of Cupid’s arrows strikes Apollo, making him fall in love with her; and another arrow pierces her heart, resulting in her wanting nothing to do with love or affection. Apollo is unaware of the fact that Daphne is unable to feel love because of the piercing, so he continues to fall in love with her, trying to convince her to marry him. She convinces

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    Jackson DeBord P.2 Artist Statements Eros: For Eros, the god of love, I chose to do his perspective on the myth of Apollo and Daphne. I made him resent Apollo for being a braggart, and had Eros sound like his pride was hurt by Apollo’s gloating. He was just retaliating for Apollo’s arrogance. For my picture of Eros I decided to make him look like a child. I also made him hold both a torch, which is mentioned in the original story and which I mentioned in my rendition, and a bow with a quiver of

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    Part One: Apollo and Daphne, a Baroque sculpture, was chiseled by Bernini during the time of the Catholic Reformation, or Counter-Reformation. The Catholic Reformation was when the Catholic Church began a movement to gain a larger following of Catholicism and reclaim power. As a result, church leaders (in this case Cardinal Borghese) commissioned works of art that had a sensory appeal and could evoke a more emotional response by capturing the attention of its observer. For this reason, Apollo and Daphne

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    Upon encountering Daphne, Apollo falls madly in love with her. Overcome by Cupid's arrow, Apollo sets aside reason and becomes engulfed by his hope of attaining his love. Before being transformed, Apollo would most likely have paid little or no attention to Daphne, but now, Apollo is overcome by his lust for beauty. Ovid compares Apollo's love for Daphne to a flame in a brush. This metaphor used by Ovid is very effective. The change that goes through Apollo is very sudden and fast. The

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    Daphne was a Naiad-Nymph of the river Peneus in Thessalia and the daughter of the river god Peneus. Nymphs were female spirits of the natural world and crafters of nature’s beauty, from the growing of the trees and flowers to the formation of wetlands, brooks, grottos, and springs. (Atsma) Her father, the river god Peneus, was tried several times because Daphne would not accept any of the handsome, eligible young men who wanted her. Her father would scold her by saying, “Am I never going to have

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    most known stories that he was involved in was Apollo and Daphne and Cupid and Psyche. Apollo was shot by Cupid and fell in love with Daphne. Daphne couldn’t stand being bombarded by Apollo. The moral of the story is pride in victory sets one up for defeat; in fact the moral of Cupid and Psyche story is love cannot thrive where there isn’t trust. The resolution to his story is he marries Psyche. Venus supports their love. For Apollo and Daphne, Daphne is now the reason why we have the Laurel Tree

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    change, a principal theme in the text. In Apollo and Daphne, Daphne changed her physical being forever in order to retain and preserve her purity after being sought after by Apollo. On the contrary, in Jove in Arcady, Callisto was turned into a bear because her

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    story of Apollo and Daphne. Daphne is not human but a minor deity (nymph) of nature that would be submissive to the major deities, as would humans. In this way, one can see that humans are haunted, manipulated, and forced to act in ways that the gods want them to, so that the desires of the gods can be met. The only way for a human, or nymph, to escape the pains of the gods is to be transformed. When speaking of Apollo and Daphne, it is only right to begin with the struggle between Apollo and Cupid

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