Greek Marble Famous Figure Sculpture of The Rape of Proserpina

NO.: AKHZM-1157

Size: Lifesize / Custom Made Size

Material: Natural Marble / Stone / Granite

Surface: Carved

Package: Wooden Batten box

Suitable: Amusement park, Theme park, Garden, Restaurant, Playground, Public Area, Garden, Indoor & Outdoor, etc




You must have heard of Greek mythology. Greek mythology has always been widely told. Many sculptures about Greek mythology are also very popular with people. Take a look at The Rape of Proserpina. It is a large Baroque marble sculpture group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, completed between 1621 and 1622. Bernini was only 23 when he finished. It depicts the kidnapping of Proserpine, who is captured by Pluto and taken to the underworld. The word “Rape” is a traditional translation of the Latin word raptus, meaning “to plunder” or “to take away,” and does not refer specifically to sexual violence.

Most critics were quick to praise The Rape of Proserpina. Rudolf Witcovo notes, “The reproduction of this rape scene depends on Bernini’s new and dynamic concepts for the next 150 years.” Howard Hibbard makes a similar comment, noting that the choice of events in the story of Benigni’s realistic effects achieved by carving hard marble, such as “the texture of the skin, the rope of the hair flying, the tears of Persephone, and above all the soft flesh of the girl” is also often cited. Pluto put his hand around Proserpine’s waist, just as she put out her arms and tried to run away. Domenico, Bernini’s son and biographer called it “a striking contrast between tenderness and cruelty.”

Others commented on the group’s contorted counterpoint or serpentine posture. Bernini allows the audience to appreciate the scene from a single point of view, which is reminiscent of stylism, especially Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Woman. While other views provide further details, a bystander can see Prosepina’s desperation and Pluto’s clumsy attempts to grab her. This is in contrast to Giambologna’s mannerist sculptures, which require the viewer to walk around the sculpture to get the expression of each character. The marble sculpture of The Rape of Proserpina is also popular with people. If you also like it, welcome to contact us.


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