Comics writer Ian Struckhoff, also known as photographer Ian X.
Reblogged from joekeatinge
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
It’s not pulp, but I love Bernini. I spent months standing around in churches in Rome just staring at his work.