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Pygmalion and Galatea

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Description: Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso
Bernini’s Pluto suggests Pygmalion when he seemingly presses his fingers into the flesh of his maiden, whereas what we in fact see is inert stone. Many artists have tried, however imperfectly, to capture the effect of a work of art coming alive...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.81-109

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