Bernini’s Medusa, a marble sculpture, is an original humanized and expressive interpretation of the mythological figure.

We are not sure of the year in which the artist created the work, but according to historians the work is to be positioned relatively between 1638 and 1645.

The young woman depicted (who historians attribute to be the artist’s young lover) has a face of perfect beauty, unlike the other jellyfish. A beauty that expresses suffering.