the rape of proserpina: 1621-22

Bernini

A sculpture in marble.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was 23 years old when he finished this.

First seen here.

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11 thoughts on “the rape of proserpina: 1621-22

  1. whoa! It’s a fascinating sculpture .. scary and beautiful at the same time.. the finger imprints on her body gives it a feel of real flesh.. true genius.. Thank you for posting this!

  2. Thank you for dropping by! I was just browsing through your blog, and was stuck looking at the photo of stairs you took.About this picture, I think the way it is photographed adds a lot to how real it looks. This is actually a detail from a larger sculpture.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog..and you did pick a unique photo to be stuck at.. not many liked it..but it caught my fancy somehow. I did check out the image of the entire sculpture..and you are right, this one makes an impact due to the part that is left out. You have an interesting blog btw..have subscribed 🙂

  4. @Mathur: Emphasis by exclusion, what an art!And thanks, dhaami (knowing how you got that name, and being Marathi myself, I twitch a little when I write it)!

  5. About this picture, I think the way it is photographed adds a lot to how real it looks. This is actually a detail from a larger sculpture. This was my first thought on seeing the photograph.

  6. Well, that’s just terrible then. For a whole night there, you lay your claim to fame and admiration. Sab gayab ho gaya abhi.

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