It’s so beautiful . . .
Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Avila
I was trying to work in into my header picture some way, but no luck yet. I’m not much of a Photo-Shopper, I’m afraid. I just can’t believe how Bernini was able to sculpt, in marble, a woman in such a rich and soft moment. Even though St. Teresa describes her ecstasy in great detail, and it’s clear from her description that it’s a religious ecstasy, Bernini does quite a job in making her look as if she’s in some sort of sexual ecstasy. When seen in that light, it’s almost too intimate, and I feel a subtle sense of embarrassment. Almost like a voyeur.