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Bernini was undoubtedly the best sculptor of his age  -The Rape of Proserpina by Bernini  A detail from the right side of the sculpture, showing Pluto’s fingers pressing into Proserpina’s flesh.

The Rape of Proserpina detail Gian Lorenzo Bernini . The Rape of Proserpina is a large baroque marble sculptural group by Bernini executed between 1621 and Bernini was only 23 years old at its completion. It depicts Proserpina being seized and.

Hercules and Cerberus. Hofburg palace. Vienna. Austria.

This is a statue of Hercules battling the two-headed dog of the underworld, cerberus. It is yet another demonstration of Hercules using his super human strength to defeat a mythical monster. One monster, versus one super human, no tools involved.

Gaetano Cellini: L'umanità contro il male [Humanity Against Evil]. "It's in Rome at the GNAM." ~unknown... Marble hands: "How such art can be so sensuously and realistically rendered from such an unmalleable medium as marble, is nothing short of miraculous!" ~js

L'umanita Contro il male [Humanity against evil]. its in Rome at the GNAM - Unknown Marble Hands. "How such art can be so sensuously and realisticly rendered from such unmalleable medium as marble, is nothing short of miraculous"

The Ecstacy of Saint Teresa - My favorite of Bernini's work in an out of the way (Cornaro) chapel not too far from the train station in Rome. The look on her face cannot be duplicated in a photo. You have to see it yourself. Bernini was a genius. And very sensual!

Gian Lorenzo Bernini The Ecstasy of Saint Therese , Cappella Cornaro, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of The Ecstasy of Saint Therese 2 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.