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The Core Curriculum

Rape of Persephone, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1622-1625

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 In the 17th century, Bernini emphasizes the female experience, by presenting Persephone in full agony during her abduction. Consider how the female experience is presented in the Hymn. Is it emphasized as much as it is in this sculpture?



Object located in the Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy

Image from the ArtHum website

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