(the ecstasy of Saint Theresa, Bernini)
Saint Teresa's love of God and her desire for spiritual union with him found expression in a mystical vision in which an angel pierced her heart with a golden spear and sent her into a trance. The erotic intensity of her vision is vividly suggested in this image by Teresa's swooning expression and languid pose, and by the deep folds of drapery, which convey her agitation.
"Durant cette agonie, l’âme est inondée d’inexprimables délices". (Georges Bataille)
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