Apollo and Daphne

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  • Apollo And Daphne Analysis

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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

  • The Myth Of Apollo And Daphne

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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

  • Analysis Of ' Daphne And Apollo '

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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

  • Art Analysis : Apollo And Daphne

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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

  • Daphne, A Naiad-Nymph Of The River Peneus

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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

  • Transformations in Ovid's Metamorphosis Essay

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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

  • Essay On Cupid

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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

  • Roman Gods Were Known For Their Outrageous Behavior

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    outrageous behavior. Ovid’s Metamorphoses satirically portrays the gods during their episodes of bad behavior. In the tale “Apollo and Daphne” Ovid focuses on the despicable nature of the god Apollo as he attempts to capture the nymph Daphne in order to have sex with her. This is especially shocking as Daphne has chosen to remain a virgin for the entirety of her life. Apollo’s lust for Daphne is shown to have terrible effects. She becomes objectified and is stripped of her humanity. The gods played a major

  • Comparing Two Sculptors Essay

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    two sculptors who use the human form as a basis of their artwork. The first sculpture “Apollo and Daphne” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini was created in 1622 and portrays a Romanian story. Where as “Two Women” by Ron Mueck is a hyper realistic sculpture made by an Australian contemporary artist. Gian Lorenzo Bernini was a traditional sculptor that was born in 1598 and created art pieces such as “Apollo and Daphne” for well-known churches in Rome. On the other hand, Ron Mueck is a contemporary sculptor

  • Apollo And Dafne Essay

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    Apollo and Dafne is a life-sized hand carved marble sculpture created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1622 and 1625. It represents Apollo (God of Light and Poetry) and a river nymph named Daphne. It is kept at the Galleria Borghese, Rome (Italy). This sculpture is inspired by a tale from book I of Ovid's Metamorphosis. Daphne was Apollo's first love. It was no accident, but by the evil intentions of Cupid. Apollo saw cupid with a bow and arrows and made fun of him feeling confident after defeating