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  • Annette Arundel

    Detail of Bernini's famous Pluto and Proserpina Persephone 1621 in the Borghese Gallery in Rome.

  • Martha Smith Ⓥ

    "The Rape of Proserpina" shows Pluto kidnapping Proserpina, sculpted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1621). Galleria Borghese, Rome Italy. Baroque movement.

  • V McNamara

    This is a detail from Bernini's famous Pluto and Proserpina/Persephone 1621 in the Borghese Gallery in Rome. Love this sculpture...look at how the artist captured the yielding of her thigh by the man's hand.

  • Sura Karralli

    Pluto and Proserpina by Gian Lorenzo Berninithe fingers that slightly indent the flesh of a woman look real. but it is a 400 year old marble sculpture / Bernini Sculpture: Pluto and Proserpina (1621-22)

  • Robin Parrino

    Pluto and Proserpina - GianLorenzo Bernini

  • Evert Carter

    Bernini's Pluto and Proserpina/Persephone ~ #painting art #painting

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Pluto and Proserpina, By Bernini. Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest. Persephone was such a beautiful girl that everyone loved her, even Hades wanted her for himself. When she was a little girl, she and the Oceanids were collecting flowers on the plain of Enna, when suddenly the earth opened and Hades rose up from the gap and abducted her. None but Zeus had noticed it.Borghese. #sculpture #italian

Bernini, Pluto and Proserpina, 1621-22, Galleria Borghese, Roma

When a figure is pulling, rather than pushing all of the muscles are engaged. It is a much stronger pose which will carry more action in an image. The Rape of Proserpina. Bernini.

Pluto and Proserpina. The Rape of Proserpina is a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1621 and 1622. Bernini was only 23 years old at its completion. Wikipedia

Pluto and Proserpina. The Rape of Proserpina is a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1621 and 1622. Bernini was only 23 years old at its completion.

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Undine (detail) by Chauncey Ives. Reminds me of Robert Herrick's poem, Upon Julia's Clothes (one of my favorites): Whenas in silks my Julia goes, then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows that liquefaction of her clothes. Next, when I cast mine eyes and see that brave vibration each way free, oh, how that glittering taketh me!

The toilet of Atalanta Marble Jean-Jacques Pradier (1850) Musée du Louvre, Department of sculptures.

Cerberus -the three headed dog. This Bernini sculpture tells the story of the abduction of Persephone by Hades. Cerberus is used as a symbol for them entering the underworld.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini,  Estasi di Santa Teresa d'Avila, 1647-52, Roma, chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria