Sculptures created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Antonio Canova examine the behaviors of man and women in ancient roman tales, and uncover the twisted themes behind them.
Instead of beautifying the sculptures, the images of each sculpture are altered to create an uneasy mood in each scenario. The text in every image is the theme behind the piece.
Explore the pieces in pairs, "Harassment vs Rape" and "Seduction vs Love"
Apollo and Daphne (Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1622-25)
The Rape of Proserpina (Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1621-22)
Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix (Antonio Canova, 1805-08)
Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss (Antonio Canova, 1787-93)