Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
The Ecstasy of St. Robert Plant
While commuting to work this morning, I listened to Led Zeppelin’s “Mothership” album in anticipation for my lecture on Baroque art. But there’s no similarity between those two things, you say? I beg to differ:
Bernini, detail of The Ecstasy of St. Theresa (1647-52)
Of course, the “ecstasy” that may have influenced Robert Plant would have been much different from the ecstasy of St. Theresa…
Now if only you could find a picture of Jimmy Page in the same pose as the angel….
Ha! Then we could replace the angel's arrow with Jimmy Page's double guitar, right? I love it.
Interesting observation M!
Knowing Bernini's penchant for derring-do and fondness for the ladies, I imagined he would have really enjoyed the Zep's A Whole Lotta Love!"
More LedZep in art history posts I say!
I'm feeling it. My 16-year-old is totally into Led Zeppelin at the moment. Good one "M"
Ha ha ha, that's awesome!
ha ha ha this is hilarious. i posted about it this morning. thanks for the bit. it brightened up my day!
Thanks for the comments (and linking to this post), In the Garden of Earthly Delights! 🙂
I'm glad that it brightened your day. Robert Plant or Bernini could brighten up anyone's day on their own, but when the two are combined it makes something especially awesome.
Great, now I'm stuck with the(remarkably amusing) mental image of Stairway To Heaven being played in the Villa Borghese.