Ways of seeing…

There are two devices which can help the sculptor to judge his work: one is not to see it for a while. The other is to look at his work through spectacles which will change its color and magnify or diminish it, so as to disguise it somehow to his eye, and make it look as though it were the work of another.

Gian (Giovanni) Lorenzo Bernini

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This is a 400 year old marble statue of Pluto and Proserpina by Bernini.