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Perseus Statue

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Perseus Statue

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Jo_and_Tom wrote a review Apr 2020
Anna, Ohio1,421 contributions341 helpful votes
This is beautiful bronze done by Beneto Celleni and is locate in Uffzi square. This surprised me that such as master piece is accesible to visitors to touch, have photo with etc. There are several noteworthy sculptures in this same area
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Lance H wrote a review Feb 2020
Boerne, Texas1,279 contributions301 helpful votes
I love this statue. What made it better for me is that I wasn't looking for it and didn't know it was there. For years, I looked at this statue on the cover of Edith Hamilton's _Mythology_(1940) never imagining that I would be standing in front of it one day. As he holds up Medusa's head, we may overlook her dead body beneath him.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Vadim wrote a review Jan 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,775 contributions2,475 helpful votes
Like all the sculptures in the square, Perseus has an allegorical meaning. Perseus holds the newly severed head of the Gorgon Medusa. This should be associated with the victory of the Medici power over the Republic. The side branch of the Medici was in power in Florence at the time of the creation of the Cellini monument. It did not have the same authority as the first Medici in the fifteenth century, and therefore relied more on violence. The Medici made a bet with Benvenutto Cellini that he couldn`t cast such a complex sculpture in bronze. Cellini burned all the furniture to keep the fire going and diluted the alloy with silverware. And then he waited years for the Medici to pay. I wonder what they didn't finally do. Although Cellini remained in history, not his thieving customers.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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The_Concierge_8 wrote a review Dec 2019
Trinidad and Tobago3,297 contributions739 helpful votes
Sure David is amazing and especially because of its infamous sculptor. But for me, Perseus is my favorite. David just stands in relaxed pose holding his sling, but Perseus is not just the man; there’s so much going on with his chiseled abs and sinewed arms, his fluffy locks and that unique headpiece with wings, his sword, Medusa at his feet and her snake-infested head in his left hand! And let’s not forget that amazing base with the 4 alcoves and a myriad of statues! This is Benvenuto Cellini’s masterpiece! For me there is no comparison between David and Perseus! So sorry Michelangelo!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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ilovecalculustoo wrote a review Nov 2019
McKinney, Texas193 contributions66 helpful votes
It's easy to overlook the Loggia as there are so many other sights nearby, but this location has had famous statues since the Renaissance here. Some of our favorites here are this one and the Rape of the Sabine Woman (due to the artistic qualities not the subject matter).
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Date of experience: June 2019
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