Friday, June 27, 2014

Statue of Mars

Statue of Mars by Jacopo Sansovino, Scala dei Giganti, Giants’ Staircase, Courtyard of the Doge's Palace, Venice
Statue of “Mars” by Jacopo Sansovino, 1567
Scala dei Giganti (Giants’ Staircase)
Courtyard of the Doge's Palace
Venice, September 2013

See also: Scala dei Giganti - Statue of Neptune

“Among the works showing his severe late style are the bronze portrait of Tommaso Rangone over the entrance to the Church of San Giuliano (1554), which Sansovino also designed; the colossal statues of Mars and Neptune (1554–56); and the monument to the doge Francesco Venier in the Church of San Salvatore (1556–61).”
(Jacopo Sansovino, Encyclopædia Britannica)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

A gorgeous covered up Mars, with beautiful details in the background...