Monday, September 6, 2010

Florence -- The Rape of the Sabine Women

This was one of the two sculptures that really floored me in Florence. The first was Michelangelo's David, which was just so much better than anything I had ever seen before. Unfortunately, David is located indoors and they don't let you take a picture of it (Jono did anyway, shooting through a plastic bag, see below). The second sculpture was this one which I thought was called, the Rape of Venus, but now I know is correctly called the Rape of the Sabine Women, done by Giambologna in 1582, who was very much influenced by Michelangelo. That one is located in the central square outdoors in Florence. I thought that they were both amazing pieces of work.