Tonight we have Tuesday Night Clay Class with Alex and Mandy Gregory. Pablo Picasso once said that “Sculpture is the art of the intelligence”. Are you interested in sculpture and learning a new form of intelligence? The Next Clay Sessions start at the end of this month! Call Now to sign up, 354-8802!
In honor of sculpting today I share with you my favorite marble sculpture by Italian artist who was perhaps the greatest sculptor of the seventeenth century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, “Pluto and Proserpina”.
A student of Classical sculpture, Bernini possessed the unique ability to capture, in marble, the essence of a narrative moment with a dramatic naturalistic realism which was almost shocking. As you can see in the detail as Pluto grabs the young Proserpina’s thigh.