Giambologna Owl Statue Medici Gardens Impressionistic Lifelike 6.75HPN# GIA01
The owl is one of the bronze birds that decorated the Medici gardens. Stylistically, they occupy a unique place in Italian Renaissance artist Giambologna's oeuvre. They were more loosely -- more impressionistically we would now say -- modeled in wax, which gave them a lively, natural appearance.
- Material : Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish.
- Statue replica is from the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Museum Collection. PN GIA01
- Included : Full color card about artist and artwork in four languages.
- Dimensions: 6.75 in. x 3 in. x 3.5 in. Weight 2.1 lbs.
Giambologna (1529-1608) - The sculptor we now know as Giambologna was born in Flanders as Jean de Boulogne. After his formal training, the 20-year old left for Rome to study classical sculpture. On the way back he received a number of commissions in Florence from art collector Vecchietti, who also introduced him to the Medici. The complex, perfectly finished works Giambologna was commissioned to make for this powerful family made his name as one of Florence's foremost sculptors. His Flying Mercury is viewed as an important example of the refinement, emphatic symbolism and graceful, yet sometimes dramatic mobility that mannerism aspired to.
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