'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:

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