What does Bernini's Apollo and Daphne sculpture interpret?

What does Bernini's Apollo and Daphne sculpture interpret?

In this sculpture, Bernini depicts the mythological drama that occurs between Apollo, god of music and poetry, and Daphne, a virginal nymph. The artist was likely inspired by the classical sculpture Apollo Belvedere (circa 2nd century CE) as well as the ancient Roman poet Ovid's rendition of the myth.

Why did Bernini sculpture Apollo and Daphne?

Cardinal Scipione Borghese commissioned Apollo and Daphne from Bernini in 1622 to replace the Rape of Persephone that he had given to Cardinal Ludovisi.

What does Apollo do to Daphne?

Apollo bragged to Cupid that his bow was bigger than Cupid's. Angered by the insult, Cupid shot him with a golden love arrow causing Apollo to fall in love with the first person he saw. Cupid then shot Daphne with a lead-tipped arrow causing her to be impervious to love.

What is the moral of Apollo and Daphne?

Together Apollo and Daphne teem with morality lessons. Apollo teaches us to let go. Daphne, though, reveals the risks of stubborness. You might end up stuck in your father's basement forever.

Did Apollo the Greek God have a wife?

Apollo never married, but there once came a time when he came very near to marrying. This story occurred in Aetolia, in West Greece, with the beautiful princess Marpissa. Marpissa's father, King Evinos, was a son of Ares, the god of war, and therefore a very skilled fighter.

Who was Apollo's wife?

ConsortsDaphne, Leucothea, Kyrene, Marpesia, Kastalia, Hekuba, Kassandra, Coronis, Thalia, Kalliope
Male LoversHyacinth and Cyparissus
ChildrenAsclepius, Troilus, Aristaeus, Orpheus, Korybantes
SiblingsArtemis (Twin Sister) & half-siblings; Ares, Athena, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and Dionysus

Who was Athena married to?


Who killed Apollo's God?

Daphne and the Laurel Tree One day Apollo insulted Eros, the god of love. Eros decided to get his revenge by shooting Apollo with a golden arrow causing him to fall in love with the nymph Daphne.

What was Apollo's weakness?

Apollo's strengths included creativity, handsomeness, and supportiveness of the arts. Apollo's weaknesses included nymphs, and he is not lucky in love. Apollo was in love with a mortal named Cassandra but she did not return his affection. Apollo ensured that none of her prophecies would be believed.

What was Apollo afraid of?

Assuming that he has similar feelings to humans, he would fear losing the people that he loves (think Daphne, Hyacinthus, or any other of his lovers that met a tragic end).

Who did Apollo love the most?


Who was Apollo's true love?

The most celebrated of his loves were the nymph Daphne, princess Koronis (Coronis), huntress Kyrene (Cyrene) and youth Hyakinthos (Hyacinthus). The stories of Apollo's lovers Daphne and Kyrene can be found on their own separate pages--see the Apollo pages sidebar.

Who did Artemis marry?

FATHERZEUS King of the Gods, son of the Titanes Kronos and Rhea
MOTHERLETO Titanis of Motherhood, daughter of the Titanes Koios and Phoibe
HUSBANDNone, she was a virgin goddess
DIVINE CHILDRENNone, she was a virgin goddess

Who married Aphrodite?


Why did Aphrodite cheat on Hephaestus?

She cheated on him because she never really loved him. First of all, she was forced to marry Hephaestus by Zeus and Hera to prevent other gods to fight for her and to keep her grounded.

Who did Hephaestus kill?


Who did Hephaestus love?


Did Aphrodite ever love Hephaestus?

Aphrodite wasn't faithful to Hephaestus, however, and had affairs with several other gods (Ares, Poseidon, Hermes, Dionysus) and mortals (Adonis, Anchises). When the goddess Eris was turned away from a party, she tossed a golden apple among the other goddesses that said "To the Fairest" on it.

How did Hephaestus die?

Hera used a magical herb to become pregnant. When she birthed Hephaestus, she was disgusted by his lame foot and threw him from Mount Olympus hoping he would die. Hephaestus fell from the sky for several days and eventually landed in the sea where he was rescued by some sea nymphs.

Did Ares and Aphrodite have a child?

Ares and Aphrodite conceived as many as eight children: Deimos, Phobos, Harmonia, Adrestia and the four Erotes (Eros, Anteros, Pothos and Himeros). She also had an affair with the mortal Anchises, a Trojan. She seduced him and slept with him and the two of them conceived Aeneas.

Who is Ares in love with?


Who is Ares enemy?

Athena and Ares were enemies and they had a lot of quarrels even in the battlefields. ... When Ares went to Zeus complaining for Athena's attack against him, Zeus, who disliked Ares because of his vicious character, lambasted him despite Ares's arguments that his father favored Athena against him.