The Rape of Proserpina is one of the most beautiful sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

The work was committed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese and completed in 1622 when Bernini was only 23 years old.
Since 1908, the masterpiece can be admired at the Borghese Gallery of Rome thanks to the Italian State who purchased it and returned to the original place from the Villa of Cardinal Ludovisi.

Only the genius of Bernini could make the hard marble look as soft as the human skin

The Rape of Proserpina - Gian Lorenzo Bernini 1622

The Rape of Proserpina - Gian Lorenzo Bernini 1622

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