The choice of the name “Artgender” derives from the consideration for which the brand that identifies a particular company that operates in the sectors of event planning, publishing and communication has never been used; for us art is a real type of human being, that is, who is deeper. Does not exclude anyone but renames a category, composed of very different people within… elsewhere I think, origin and direction; but, united by a single factor: the artistic one. Anyone can be or feel like an artist as long as he is concerned with producing or simply approaching any form of expression. Our identity is necessary, in things, in people, in words, in ways… that teaching contributes to formation ‘individual evolution.

The Rape of Proserpina

The rape of Proserpina by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo #Bernini is one of the most emotionally engaging sculptures ever made.

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‣ The story, taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, tells of the #beautiful Proserpina, so beautiful that Pluto – King of the Underworld – falls in love at first glance and at the same time decides to kidnap and take her to the Afterlife with him. So Jupiter, the girl’s father, and Pluto establish that she would lived on earth for six months, with her mother Ceres – Goddess of fertility – and six months forced into #Darkness alongside her hated spouse.
This is the mythological explanation of the #seasons : abundance and harvest during the middle of the year that Ceres is with her daughter when she’s free to run around the fields; while cold, frost and famine during Proserpina’s “imprisonment”

‣ The strong visual impact and the incredible theatricality of the work are rendered by two main elements: the beauty of Carrara #marble worked with extreme mastery by Bernini as opposed to the brutality of the scene and the realism given by the attention to detail, typical of Mannerism , used on the one hand to describe the vile cruelty in the male figure, on the other hand so much weakness and #suffering in that female one

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⇒ Date: 1621 – 1622

⇒ Material: Carrara Marble

⇒ Dimensions: 225 cm (89 in)

Site: Galleria Borghese, Rome