15 February 2020

Caravaggio / Bernini: Baroque Wonderment Vivacity And Horror – Sue Hubbard

Most great artistic movements begin as a reaction to the art and times that precede them. Impressionism in the 19th century. Surrealism, Dadaism and the YBAs in the 20th c. Baroque began in Rome around 1600 in response to the austere 17th-century Protestant culture of the Netherlands.

24 June 2015

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Bernini’s tactile masterpiece of Prosperino and Pluto

It’s hard to believe that Bernini was only twenty-four when he created this sculpture. Having worked in stone mysef, I know just how difficult it is to force and cajole the material into appearing plastic and soft. Somehow he achieved this with Pluto’s fingers as they press deeply into Prosperino’s body. The marble has become […]