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The Timeless Art of Seduction
A beautiful sculpture of a not so beautiful person. Much prettier than that other Costanza.
By: PT Dilloway on March 29, 2017
Yes I couldn't help focussing on the double chin. It is an amazing sculpture and enjoyed the story behind it.
By: LL Cool Joe on March 29, 2017
By: The Broad on March 29, 2017
So life-like - that's what I love about this! Thank you for the mini-art history lesson. It's always been a subject I enjoy.
By: Kelly on March 29, 2017
He'd obviously been with her enough to remember the woman in such detail.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on March 29, 2017
She's beautiful. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on March 29, 2017
This is breathtakingly beautiful. So animated. So expressive. I've never seen it. Thanks so much!!!
By: Mitchell is Moving on March 29, 2017
That wild woman just couldn't get enough could she? He loved her lips, that's for sure and showing a bit of her bust tells of the lust he had for her. There are some relationships that are sexy, passionate, vibrant and all together wrong for the 2 people involved. Usually the one knows how to play all the cards
By: Birgit on March 29, 2017
By: cranky on March 29, 2017
She could join my heavenly bodies quest :)
By: Sage on March 29, 2017
I seem to be in the minority here, but - I don't see the beauty. I see the fine artistry, because it can't be easy to create such a lifelike figure from rock. A chaucun ses gouts!
By: jenny_o on March 29, 2017
oops - should be "chacun"
By: jenny_o on March 29, 2017
Not every piece of art has such a raunchy story behind it.
By: red Kline on March 29, 2017
By: messymimi on March 29, 2017
Not all models were stick thin, thank goodness. Men liked women with meat on them back them. Love this beautiful sculpture and the story behind it. Something I would never have known if I hadn't come to your blog.
By: Kate on March 29, 2017
Thank goodness she's made of marble, which stands the test of time better than a Fusilli Jerry made from pasta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ncsjMVzcc
By: Val on March 29, 2017
Marvelous sculpture and "back story." Another excellent and fascinating post.
By: Tom Cochrun on March 29, 2017
Yes, she is beautiful. So detailed. Love it#
By: Linda on March 30, 2017
The title to your post was the hook that created my initial interest. I read through your post and realized just how ignorant I am about sculpture and Bernini himself; I didn't realize they created models of their work before the work of chiselling began. Nor did I know much of the initial work was done by his assistants. Anyhow... I love his artistic vision and ... YES... her beauty too. :)
By: Daniel LaFrance on March 30, 2017
Really enjoyed the back story. She was quite the temptress I guess. There is quite a novel in that story.
By: Arkansas Patti on March 30, 2017
I always like when you share something I would have never known and having the art interpreted by an artist is always good!
By: Tabor on March 30, 2017
wowee- she is quite the babe! I don't think I've ever seen such a gorgeous sculpture before. Thanks!
By: Kathe W. on March 30, 2017
A lovely lady of a certain age, it appears.
By: Catalyst on March 30, 2017
What a remarkable piece of art history. R
By: Rick Watson on March 30, 2017
BTW, as an artist, I wonder what your take is on this https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/30/cristiano-ronaldo-sculptor-impossible-everyone?CMP=share_btn_tw
By: PT Dilloway on March 30, 2017
What a story behind this sculpture!
By: Pixel Peeper on April 1, 2017
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