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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Bernini-Apollo & Daphne TB

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Texas, United States
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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize art seen and admired by the bug owner.  A digital copy of this work was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner.  Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist.  One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work.  The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was an Italian artist who was perhaps the greatest sculptor of the 17th century.  He was a painter and an architect as well.  He created the Baroque style of sculpture and developed it to such an extent that other artists are of only minor importance in a discussion of that genre.  Bernini's career began under his father, Pietro Bernini, a Florentine sculptor of some talent who ultimately moved to Rome.  The younger Bernini was so talented he earned the praise of the painter Annibale Carracci and the patronage of Pope Paul V.   He was strongly influenced by his close study of the antique Greek and Roman marbles in the Vatican.  He carved for Cardinal Maffeo Barberini, who was later Pope Urban VIII and Bernini's greatest patron. Bernini's early works also attracted the attention of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a member of the reigning papal family.  Under his patronage, Bernini carved his first important life-size sculptural groups, Aeneas, Anchises and Ascanius Fleeing Troy (1619; Pluto and Proserpina (1621-22) and Apollo and Daphne (1622-24).  All three are in the Borghese Gallery in Rome and I have made travel bugs to honor each of them.

Bernini created this unprecedented masterpiece for Cardinal Borghese depicting the chaste nymph Daphne being turned into a laurel tree, pursued in vain by Apollo god of light.  As she was about to be caught, she had begged her father Peneus to make her less beautiful.  This life-size marble sculpture, begun by Bernini at the age of twenty-four and executed between 1622 and 1625, has always been housed in the same room of the Cardinal's villa (now the Borghese Museum in Rome).

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Tracking History (35254.6mi) View Map

Dropped Off 1/29/2018 mdshaw16 placed it in Crazy Eights #1 - Red Back Diamond Michigan - 1.64 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in cache since it was big enough. Happy travels!

Visited 1/29/2018 mdshaw16 took it to (MCH) The Farmington Civic Theater Michigan - 13.04 miles  Visit Log

Visited but too small to drop.

Visited 12/15/2017 mdshaw16 took it to HNY16 - Jingell Dingell Michigan - 367.7 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/25/2017 mdshaw16 took it to Brown's Cemetery Pennsylvania - 32.06 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/25/2017 mdshaw16 took it to Born to cache, forced to work Pennsylvania - 37.47 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/24/2017 mdshaw16 took it to Bashful’s Cache New Jersey - .11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/24/2017 mdshaw16 took it to Dopey’s Cache New Jersey - 50.61 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/21/2017 mdshaw16 took it to Big Ben Pennsylvania - 191.41 miles  Visit Log

This was a cool statue. Definitely artistic. I think the TB enjoyed it.

Visited 11/20/2017 mdshaw16 took it to Do you have a rewards card? Pennsylvania - 30.67 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/20/2017 mdshaw16 took it to CURRY RUN CEMETERY Pennsylvania - 23.94 miles  Visit Log
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