Perseus Statue

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Perseus Statue
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Chris B
Arlington, VA134 contributions
Great display of art
Sep 2021
Access has been restricted - I think the public were allowed to enter the Loggia before but that appears to be stopped now possibly due to the pandemic. Still, it's easy enough to take photos & admire the art from the Piazza a few steps below.
Written September 28, 2021
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JDZatSF
San Francisco, CA823 contributions
one of many beautiful statues
Jul 2021
This is one of many beautiful statues in and around this piazza, each one amazing. But take a good look at this one, give it its due, feel what the artist was trying to convey, imagine the historical period, the political scene... take it all in, if you can.
Written July 20, 2021
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,469 contributions
Perseus - Bronze in Uffzi square
Mar 2020
This is beautiful bronze done by Beneto Celleni and is locate in Uffzi square. This surprised me that such as master piece is accesible to visitors to touch, have photo with etc. There are several noteworthy sculptures in this same area
Written April 8, 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Great Statue
Dec 2019
I love this statue. What made it better for me is that I wasn't looking for it and didn't know it was there. For years, I looked at this statue on the cover of Edith Hamilton's _Mythology_(1940) never imagining that I would be standing in front of it one day. As he holds up Medusa's head, we may overlook her dead body beneath him.
Written February 22, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,189 contributions
A public masterpiece.
Aug 2019
Like all the sculptures in the square, Perseus has an allegorical meaning. Perseus holds the newly severed head of the Gorgon Medusa. This should be associated with the victory of the Medici power over the Republic. The side branch of the Medici was in power in Florence at the time of the creation of the Cellini monument. It did not have the same authority as the first Medici in the fifteenth century, and therefore relied more on violence. The Medici made a bet with Benvenutto Cellini that he couldn`t cast such a complex sculpture in bronze. Cellini burned all the furniture to keep the fire going and diluted the alloy with silverware. And then he waited years for the Medici to pay. I wonder what they didn't finally do. Although Cellini remained in history, not his thieving customers.
Written January 6, 2020
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The_Concierge_8
Trinidad and Tobago3,242 contributions
The jewel in the crown of Loggia di Lanzi! Cellini's Perseus is similar to Michelangelo's David...but on steroids!!
Jun 2019
Sure David is amazing and especially because of its infamous sculptor. But for me, Perseus is my favorite. David just stands in relaxed pose holding his sling, but Perseus is not just the man; there’s so much going on with his chiseled abs and sinewed arms, his fluffy locks and that unique headpiece with wings, his sword, Medusa at his feet and her snake-infested head in his left hand! And let’s not forget that amazing base with the 4 alcoves and a myriad of statues! This is Benvenuto Cellini’s masterpiece!

For me there is no comparison between David and Perseus! So sorry Michelangelo!
Written December 1, 2019
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ilovecalculustoo
McKinney, TX196 contributions
Don't overlook
Jun 2019
It's easy to overlook the Loggia as there are so many other sights nearby, but this location has had famous statues since the Renaissance here. Some of our favorites here are this one and the Rape of the Sabine Woman (due to the artistic qualities not the subject matter).
Written November 9, 2019
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418julior
Montevideo, Uruguay24 contributions
it is a must
Sep 2019
It is sorrounded by many other statues but Perseo is simply wonderful. Benvenuto Cellini did it's best.
Written October 17, 2019
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BillUsma74
Canton, GA315 contributions
Interesting history
Oct 2019
Our guide said Perseus represented the Medici family with Medea’s head being their enemies. Perseus won and everyone should pay attention to them.
Written October 17, 2019
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,512 contributions
Historic Statue
Sep 2019
This bronze statue was completed by Cellini in the 1500s and stands in the Loggia dei Lanzi. It feels wonderful to be able to see these masterpieces in the open square.
Written October 16, 2019
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