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Ercole e il centauro Nesso - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 43° 46.151 E 011° 15.335
32T E 681541 N 4848709
Quick Description: Hercules and the Centaur Nessus is a marble statue by the sculptor Giambologna, placed in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/13/2013 6:18:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ97F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
Views: 9

Long Description:
Ercole e il centauro Nesso "Hercules and the Centaur Nessus is a marble statue by the sculptor Giambologna, placed in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence. Giambologna, born Jean Boulogne (Douai 1529-Florence 1608), migrated from Flanders to Rome about 1550 and gained an Italian spirit and education; he was able to receive instruction Michelangelo.

This sculptural group was placed first, in 1599, on the Song of Carnesecchi in Florence, then moved under the loggia of the Uffizi, the south side, and later was placed on the square which is located close to the Ponte Vecchio, on the left bank of 'Arno. In 1812 it found its permanent location in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria.

The sculpture is characterized by great strength expressed by the mighty twisted, almost elastic body of the centaur Nessus, bent by the force of Hercules."

Translated from: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ercole_e_il_centauro_Nesso
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