"La Nature" d’Alfons Mucha, bronze doré et argenté (1900), à l’exposition "Paris 1900" au Petit Palais, Paris, mai 2014.
Saint Catherine of Siena - detail from the communion rail of the Church of Saint Boniface, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (19th Century)
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torsos twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
Saint Michael and the Dragon As Virtue Overcoming Vice, late 13th/early 14th century
School of Reims
36-1/2 x 20 in. (92.7 x 50.8 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
A statue of Queen Isabel II and her son and heir King Alfonso XII at the Palau Reial de Pedralbe, a building placed in the middle of an ample garden in the district of Les Corts, in Barcelona. The statue was created by Agapit Vallmitjana i Barbany.
Boxwood statuette of Death holding an egg-timer.
German, 18th century; from the Victoria and Albert Museum.