Bernini: Pluto & Persephone
Bernini: 'Pluto & Persephone,' 1622. (By request)
You don't need to be an art critic to see what's going on here. Bernini's sculpture was raw, powerful, muscular and erotic -- and executed with the hand of a master. Imagine seeing this for the first time without benefit of all the visual ephemera of today's eyes, and yet fully acquainted with the expressive potential of the human form.