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Podcast Episode 23: The Abduction of Persephone

In this week's episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I am diving into a Baroque masterpiece! Bernini's Abduction of Persephone is a violent and jarring work showcasing an ancient myth. To listen, click here or download on your favorite platform! And please don't forget to rate and review if you enjoy it!



Abduction of Persephone

Gianlorenzo Bernini, 1621-22

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Detail of Abduction of Persephone

Gianlorenzo Bernini, 1621-22

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Galleria Borghese

Rome, Italy

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Cardinal Scipione Borghese

Ottavio Leoni

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Self Portrait

Gianlorenzo Bernini, 1623

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Sources


Gardner's Art through the Ages, 12th edition by Fred S. Kleiner


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_Proserpina


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proserpina#Myths


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galleria_Borghese


https://galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it/en/visita/


https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/scipione-borghese/m03r4kd?hl=en


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scipione_Borghese


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Gian-Lorenzo-Bernini


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gian_Lorenzo_Bernini


https://www.britannica.com/art/Baroque-art-and-architecture



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