Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bernini - Master Sculptor

I first saw this closeup of "Hades abducting Proserpina" in an Italian travel book when I was a child. I thought it was so incredible that I HAD to see it someday in person. Little did I know that the artist who sculpted this work was one of the most influential artists in Baroque Italy. Gianlorenzo Bernini's works are breathtakingly beautiful and a constant source of inspiration to me.

I was lucky enough to visit the Galleria Borghese a few years ago, fulfilling my desire to see this sculpture in person. Let me tell you, it is even more gorgeous in reality!
"Hades abducting Proserpina" by Bernini
Closeup of Hades' hands