Artist: Gian Lorenzo Bernini
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THE RAPE OF PROSERPINA was the Roman version of the tale of the abduction of the springtime goddess Proserpina by Pluto, king of the underworld. This page includes several Latin versions of the story beginning with the famous account from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, followed by …
National Palace of Queluz. The statue is clearly reminiscent of the work with the same name by Bernini and of the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna, but the model that is presented seems to follow the Abduction of Proserpina by François Girardon, albeit with some differences. Originally planned to be displayed in the Parterre
The Abduction of Proserpina, 1631 by Rembrandt. Baroque. mythological painting. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
After first hand inspection of the painting, Professor Nicola Spinosa has stated that the Abduction of Proserpina is a fine example of the later style of Giordano, dating to around 1690. The theme of the Abduction of Proserpina, as narrated by Ovid in the Metamorphosis (V, 341 – 641), was previously painted by Giordano three other times.
Following a plot by Venus, Pluto fell in love with Proserpina, the daughter of Ceres and Jupiter, and abducted her. Rubens depicts the brutality and rapidity of the action wonderfully. Pluto’s gesture, forcefully embracing Proserpina’s body, merges the two figures in a single luminous diagonal in opposition to the dark diagonal formed by Minerva, who is trying to prevent the kidnapping.
His marble statue of The Abduction of Proserpina was one of four groups of similar subjects intended to represent the four elements at the four corners of the Parterre d’Eau. (The others were of Boreas and Orytheia – Air – by Marsy, Saturn and Cybele – Fire – by Regnaudin, and Neptune and Coronis – Water – commissioned from Tuby.)
Proserpina. In particular, Proserpina’s seizure by the god of the Underworld – usually described as the Rape of Proserpina, or of Persephone – has offered dramatic subject matter for Renaissance and later sculptors and painters.
In Greek mythology the Rape of Persephone was the tale of the abduction of the springtime goddess Persephone by Hades, king of the underworld.
Feb 17, 2013 · The Abduction of Proserpina (Il Ratto di Proserpina) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini TheMissing83. of the title “The Rape of Proserpina” since it is represented her abduction …
The Abduction of Proserpina. Oil on canvas. 51 1/5 × 70 9/10 in. 130 × 180 cm. Contact For Price. Contact gallery. Robilant + Voena. London, Milan, St Moritz. Have a question? Read our FAQ. Want to sell a work by this artist? Learn more. About the work. Provenance. Robilant + Voena.