Flying Mercury Hermes w/ Caduceus Bronze Statue Sculpture Figure by Giambologna 21" x 13"

$399.00
SKU: EP-140
Description
Total Dimensions: Height 23'' x Width 13''
Approximate Weight: 12 LBS
Original Reproduction: Reproduction
Giambologna became well known for a fine sense of action and movement, and a refined, differentiated surface finish. Among his most famous works are the Mercury (of which he did four versions), poised on one foot, supported by a zephyr. He is depicted wearing a winged petasus on his head and winged sandals which give him speed in flight. He carries the caduceus in his hand, the staff given to him by Apollo that has come to symbolizes the practice of medicine. The god raises one arm to point heavenwards, in a gesture borrowed from the repertory of classical rhetoric that is characteristic of Giambologna`s maniera. The quality of this refined art is rarely found in re-casted bronzes. This sculpture was cast using the “Lost Wax Method” and is mounted on a gorgeous heavy marble base with a delightful bronze trim around the base. This sculpture is signed Giambologna. Giambologna, born as Jean Boulogne, incorrectly known as Giovanni da Bologna and Giovanni Bologna (1529 – 13 August 1608), was a sculptor, known for his marble and bronze statuary in a late Renaissance or Mannerist style. Giambologna was born in Douai, Flanders (now in France). After youthful studies in Antwerp with the architect-sculptor Jacques du Broeucq,[1] he moved to Italy in 1550, and studied in Rome. Giambologna made detailed study of the sculpture of classical antiquity. He was also much influenced by Michelangelo, but developed his own Mannerist style, with perhaps less emphasis on emotion and more emphasis on refined surfaces, cool elegance and beauty.

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