Many artists chose marble, as an element to give life to their most beautiful and significant works.
The best known of course was Michelangelo, but not only did he have the honor of shaping his inspiration with this material.
Another great artist who used marble was Gian Lorenzo Bernini, sculptor and artist, who created with it Apollo and Daphne, a representation, taken from the subject from the metamorphosis of Ovid.
Created between 1622 and 1625, this prestigious work was commissioned to the artist, which was created thanks to the hand of the Carrarese sculptor Giuliano Finelli, a pupil of the school of the master.
In this work we understand the skill of Bernini, which gives the spectator the opportunity to capture classical beauty, intersected with the richness of details, typical of Baroque poetry.