Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Perseo

Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini, Loggia dei Lanzi, Piazza della Signoria, Florence
“Perseo con la testa di Medusa” (Perseus with the Head of Medusa) by Benvenuto Cellini, 1545
Loggia dei Lanzi, Piazza della Signoria
Florence, May 2016

“erseus with the Head of Medusa is a bronze sculpture made by Benvenuto Cellini in 1545. The sculpture stands upon on a square base with bronze relief panels depicting the story of Perseus and Andromeda, similar to a predella on an altarpiece.[1] It is located in the Loggia dei Lanzi of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy. The second Florentine duke, Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, commissioned the work with specific political connections to the other sculptural works in the piazza. When the piece was revealed to the public on 27 April 1554, Michelangelo’s David, Bandinelli’s Hercules and Cacus, and Donatello’s Judith and Holofernes were already erected in the piazza”

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