The marble sculpture ‘Medusa’, of the eponymous character from the classical myth, was made by Gian Lorenzo Bernini around 1640. It portrays the head and shoulders of a monstrous, snake-haired woman with a petrifying glare. Medusa can be seen as a tribute to wonder. She still makes us petrify, but now out of wonder about the virtuosity of its maker Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Based on the sculpture ‘Medusa’ by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Hellen used the edges of the ceilings of Villa Borghese in Rome in her design to frame the image of the sculpture.
85% modal / 15% silk
135 x 135 cm