Pygmalion

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the romance is softening my gallery glaze

After a prayer to Venus, Pygmalion’s ivory sculpture is made flesh. Homage to the sculptor’s skill. Desire for artistic perfection to be made tangible, takeable. Making us think of the artist’s constant craving to have it, to hold it in hand – the realisation of a vision that may never be attained in a medium so cold and hard. And yet…

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astonishing Bernini making marble flesh

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