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Fingers Indenting Flesh?

Is this a beautiful photograph of live models playing lovers and embracing?

Nope.

detail image of the marble statute entitled Rape of Proserpina, or Pluto and Proserpina by Bernini

This is a beautiful detail photograph of a 400 year old marble sculpture by Bernini entitled Pluto and Proserpina, for modern PC sensibilities, and originally The Rape of Proserpina. And yes, those indentations in the flesh are literally carved in stone. Continue reading →