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Perseus with the Head of Medusa

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 9 October 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Besides his works in gold and silver, Cellini executed sculptures of grander scale. The most distinguished of these is the bronze group of "Perseus holding the head of Medusa", a work (first suggested by Duke Cosimo I de Medici) now in the Loggia dei Lanzi at Florence, his attempt to surpass Michelangelo's David and Donatello's Judith and Holofernes.

PENTAX *ist D 1/350 second F/9.5 ISO 800 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing statue, I like the colors and the light and shadows on it!

9 Oct 2009 8:37am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks very much Elena! ;-)

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Terrible image vue de cette manière!!! Bien servie par le cadrage serré!! Bonne journée!!

9 Oct 2009 10:18am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci, Mathilde ! J'apprécie vos commentaires et vos visites... ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique!!! Très beau cadrage et j'aime beaucoup les différentes matières des deux statues, l'une en bronze, l'autre en marbre!

9 Oct 2009 11:25am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup, Mo ! J'apprécie vos commentaires et vos visites... ;-)

Mary from PA, United States

Incredible statues...wonderful capture of their colors!

9 Oct 2009 12:28pm

@Mary: Thank you very much Mary! ;-)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! That must be something to see. Excellent shot and love the colours!

9 Oct 2009 12:54pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks very much Sharon! Yes, this square is stunning!! So much great artwork out in the open..... ;-)

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

In the rounded columns, the statue takes its full scale, blue bronze has reflections that highlight the sculpture so imposing from this angle, have a nice day Eric.

9 Oct 2009 1:30pm

@Alivia: Thank you very much Alivia! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Absolutely brilliant shot, Eric ! Framing, POV, colors - all works super, and there is no doubt it could be less than brilliant after seeing that fabulous statue !!!

9 Oct 2009 2:33pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! You are too kind.....OMG I think I am blushing..... ;-))))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

So much famous art there. Another wonderful shot.

9 Oct 2009 3:09pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara! ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric,
the recording is great and the colors are very natural. The statement on the record is interesting. I wish you all the best and come back healthy. Best regards Christel

9 Oct 2009 4:43pm

@Christel: Thank you for your visits and comments Christel! They are much appreciated. ;-)

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Fantastic shot, nice one

9 Oct 2009 6:04pm

@Graham Russon: Thank you Graham! ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

I love this statue, the story, and in your shot what I enjoy the most are the fabulous tones, like on a painting (rare with a sculpture ! :) Brav°)°

9 Oct 2009 7:49pm

@k@: Thank you very much Karine! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent detail!!

9 Oct 2009 9:25pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Incredible detail! great shot!

9 Oct 2009 10:43pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Another in your series of magnificent shots. Have a great weekend.

btw - It just started snowing here tonight. brrrrrr.

10 Oct 2009 3:03am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely tones and details!

10 Oct 2009 3:44am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Exquisite! What amazing tones, light and detail! Superb! Thank you for sharing

10 Oct 2009 4:54am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You probably could not advance to a different place to get a better angle and light on this marvelous piece of work! Even as such...the colour is amazing!

10 Oct 2009 6:59am

1/350 second
ISO 800
127 mm (35mm equiv.)