The Rape of Prosperpina by Pluto, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.  The myth of Hades abduction of Persephone,and the origins of the Seasons, was the first Greek myth to make a deep impression on me.

The Rape of Prosperpina by Pluto, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The myth of Hades abduction of Persephone,and the origins of the Seasons, was the first Greek myth to make a deep impression on me.

Another Bernini sculpture - a marble veil - Astounding! Just click on space for variety of veiled woman

Giovanni STRZZA, Veiled virgin, NOT "Another Bernini sculpture - a marble veil - Astounding!

bernini sculpture veil unbelievable, I like the idea of having her veiled

bernini sculpture veil unbelievable, I like the idea of having her veiled

Closeup of "The West Wind" by Thomas Ridgeway Gould at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY

Closeup of "The West Wind" by Thomas Ridgeway Gould at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY - Stone.

"Modesty" by Antonio Corradini (Italian, 1688–1752), marble statue of veiled female with exquisite sculpture of translucent fabric, c. 1751. #arthistory

Antonio Corradini (Italian, "Modesty", marble statue of veiled female with exquisite sculpture of translucent fabric,.

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pluto and Proserpina (also know as the Rape of Proserpina), marble (Galleria Borghese, Rome). Proserpina is the Latin varient of the mythic Greek Persephone.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, detail of Pluto and Proserpina (The Rape of Proserpina), 1621-22.

How Bernini Captured the Power of Human Sexuality in Stone Gian Lorenzo Bernini, detail of Pluto and Proserpina (The Rape of Proserpina),

Pluto and Proserpina. Have always wanted to see this sculpture in person..absolutely amazing

Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Ratto di Proserpina / Rape of Proserpina. (Bernini was only 23 years old! Proserpina is the daughter of Ceres and Jupiter,.

"Sleeping Hermaphroditos" Roman copy (2nd Century AD). Mattress by Gianlorenzo Bernini (1619). Mesmerizingly supple-looking, this sculpture is a life size copy of a bronze Hellenistic sculpture. In the 17 brilliant artist Bernini made the cushion so realistic that people are tempted to test its firmness. What is special about this beautiful woman? Click to the next slide or investigate in person."

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

Pope Innocent X, Giovanni- Battista Pamphilj (1574-1655) A direct descendant of Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia (1431-1503) great-great-great grandson. Bust by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Busti di Innocenzo X - Bernini, Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Galleria Doria Pamphilj

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