Beauty in the mythos

This is a marble statue by the italian sculpter Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It depicts the moment Persephone was stolen by Hades and taken into the Underworld. To me this piece is absolutely breathtaking. The intricacies of the statue are amazing.

Take these closeups for proof. Please remember this is solid marble! It evokes a mixture of emotions in me in all honesty. I see and feel amazement of the power. I feel sad because of how she looks but I also have a twinge of excitement because I know how powerful she becomes and how loving Hades is to Persephone.

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1 Comment

  1. hollypracht says:

    Wow, that is truly amazing. That it’s marble yet I see the indents in her flesh where he’s grabbing her. Truly captures her moment of fear though. Thanks for sharing!

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