'The Ecstasy of St Teresa'

posted May 6, 2010, 12:14 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated May 12, 2010, 12:32 AM ]
Bernini's sculpture of 'The Ecstasy of St Teresa', now in Rome, shows you how a mystic is supposed to look when in contact with God.  You will notice the strange mixture of religion and eroticism favoured by the Baroque style of the Counter-Reformation:
 
 
And in close-up:
 
 
If you click on the link below, you can send this picture as a postcard, but note that posting pornography is a federal offence in the USA:
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/b/bernini/gianlore/sculptur/1640/therese3.html

Maybe a more modern version would be 'The Ecstasy of Snoop Dog'

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