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  • Alexandra Piotrowski

    Colosso dell'Appennino by Giambologna // sculpture // Florence // Italy // Europe // renaissance art // statue on a lake // old world art // travel destinations // dream vacations // places to go

  • Darla Hutchinson

    Situated at the Villa di Pratolino in Vaglia, Tuscany, Italy. Statue of "Appennino" (1579-1580), a colossal sculpture by Giambologna, which originally seemed to emerge from the vaulted rockwork niche that once surrounded him. Multiple grottoes with water-driven automata, a water organ, surprise jets that drenched visitors' finery when the fontanieri opened secret spigots, offered striking juxtapositions of Art with imitations of rugged Nature

  • Becca Davis

    Shrouded within the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy), there sits a gigantic 16th century sculpture known as Colosso dellAppennino, or the Appennine Colossus. The brooding structure was first erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna. Like a guardian of the pond in front of him, the giant is in an endless watchful pose, perched atop his earthy seat. At one point, the colossal figure stood amidst a number of other bronze statues, many of which have now been lost

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