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A Marine God with a Dolphin  1653

by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Tilting backwards on a perilous pile of rocks, a marine god wrestles with the dolphin perched on his shoulders. Quick, curving lines and rough shading fill the drawing with vibrant movement: the dolphin in particular seethes with energy. Gian Lorenzo Bernini swiftly outlined the shapes of the rock formations as well those of the marine god and dolphin. Using some blunt too...
34.8 x 23.8 cm
Black chalk
Courtesy of The Getty