Tuesday, December 15, 2009

art comparison: st. theresa in ecstasy v. phenomena of ecstasy

Find the similarities between Bernini's St. Theresa in Ecstasy (1647) and Salvador Dali's Phenomena of Ecstasy (1933):

Bernini's St. Theresa has experienced a religious ecstasy, demonstrated by her languid, limp arm. Dali's repetition of female faces in a state which he considers ecstasy resemble that of Bernini's sculpture. Dali also includes a snapshot of a woman lying listlessly on a bed, mirroring Bernini's work and implying that the ecstasy resulted from an orgasm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i just love that religious ecstasy feeling

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