St. Aloyzius Gonzaga in Glory, Sant'Ignazio, Rome

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 9 April 2008 in Art & Design.

Pierre Legros made this bigger-than-life marble relief of the Apotheosis of Aloysius Gonzaga. Gonzaga's biography is very interesting: his early interest in religion and the resultant conflict between him and his father can be compared to the coming of age of today's nerds.

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

An amazing and beautiful relief. Legros certainly didn't have a misspent youth!

9 Apr 2008 5:37am

@Michael Skorulski: Obviously not :) I guess he enjoyed creating something very big!

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Pierre was certainly blessed, it takes someone very special to create sculptures such as these. Wonderful MS.

9 Apr 2008 3:29pm

@MaryB: Later we'll see the monument for Pope Gregory XV, another masterpiece!

Brites from Povoa de Santa Iria, Portugal

Excellent light!

10 Apr 2008 8:46pm

@Brites: A bright sunny winter day, I was lucky :)

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