Greek story figure The Rape of Proserpina marble statue
The Rape of Proserpina sculpture is related to the theme of the seasonal cycle and shows us that the terrifying king of the underworld, Pluto, raped the young and beautiful Proserpina, the daughter of Jupiter and Ceres (the goddess of fertility and harvest). In The Rape of Proserpina sculpture, through facial gestures and expressions, the emotions of the characters are actually perfectly embodied and clearly visible. The realism of this sculpture group of The Rape of Proserpina touches the exquisite craftsmanship: Pluto’s fingers penetrate into Proserpina’s thighs and sides, enhancing the softness and fullness of the goddess body.
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The overall storyline of The Rape of Proserpina sculpture:
The sculpture content of The Rape of Proserpina is taken from ancient Romanmyths. Pluto fell in love with the daughter of Ceres, the goddess of grain, and he took her to the underworld and changed her name to Proserpina. In this sculpture of The Rape of Proserpina in which two people are entwined and scrambled together, there are three different interpretations when viewing The Rape of Proserpina from three different directions. Seen from the left, Pluto is grasping and holding Proserpina forcefully, while the girl is trying to break free of his restraints; from the front, the entire sculpture seems to be Pluto showing off the trophies he has won and taking her Entering the underworld; from the right, Proserpina’s face has the tears she shed when she prays to heaven, the wind blows her hair, and the three-headed dog (Cerberus) that guards the gate of hell is roaring at her feet.
The Rape of Proserpina (2)
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The Rape of Proserpina’s unique detailed design:
Bernini brilliantly solidified the moment of plunder on this sculpture of The Rape of Proserpina. From the back, Pluto’s strong muscles and the changes in the muscles when lifting the “prey” are all portrayed vividly; The Rape of The four fingers of Pluto’s right hand was deeply sunk into the thighs of the looted woman because of the force and excitement on the right side of the Proserpina statue. It seemed to have a strong sense of texture and strength, and the slightly opened lips of the heroine seemed to be Is screaming or asking for help. The author’s handling of character movements and postures is also ingenious. Pluto was running madly holding Proserpina, while the girl pushed his head with her hand, crying and struggling. The author inherited the carving tradition of ancient Greece, and at the same time successfully expressed the dynamic and realistic sense of The Rape of Proserpina. From the detail point of view, Pluto’s force almost pinched his fingers into the deep depressions of the girl’s tender thigh skin, a drop of crystal tears from the girl’s despair, the helpless hand waving in the air, and the panic cocked up. All of his left thumbs strongly reflect the theme of predation, highlighting the visual stimulation effect on the audience.