Bernini’s ‘Animas’ were originally meant to be mythological, not religious, sculptures

David García Cueto, Arts History professor at the University of Granada, affirms that these two marble heads are not a representation of a Christian soul’s personification enjoying the pleasures of the Heaven or tormented by the punishment received in Hell (as believed until now), but they really are a nymph and a satyr, respectively. —> Read More

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