December 10, 2018

Bernini's lost finger: Why we should appreciate statues, not tear them down

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor
I saw this article a few months ago, but today I thought I'd revisit it. This is all about appreciating the beauty of Western art and culture.

It's the story of a masterpiece, a Bernini sculpture dated 1626, that recently lost a finger on its way back to a Roman church after being exhibited elsewhere.

I thought this was deeply sad, and I want people to be aware of the story and understand the history of this amazing piece of art.

A finger might have been lost, but the craftsmanship that went into it remains.

This is all the more relevant given how eager so many people are to tear down statues and monuments today...

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commented 2018-12-10 21:11:45 -0500
A little crazy glue will fix that.
commented 2018-12-10 19:06:00 -0500
I completely agree, Martina! Sculpture is something I’ve only recently come to appreciate.
Btw: You are GORGEOUS!!!!