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Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pluto and Proserpina (or The Rape of Proserpina)
Pluto hoists up Proserpina. She resists, pushing him away. Their desires clash, creating a dynamic composition.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Bust of Medusa
She’s a monster, but in this poignant marble bust, Medusa becomes a victim of her own plight.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Apollo and Daphne
Skin transforms into bark, limbs sprout branches, and stone softens into flesh. What a perfect subject for Bernini.