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Shadows of Time

Giambologna, Michelangelo and the Medici Chapel

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Claudia Kryza-Gersch

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Hirmer Verlag
01 May 2019
Giambologna (1529 - 1606) is regarded as the most important European sculptor between Michelangelo and Bernini. How did he achieve this status? This volume investigates this question and examines above all Giambologna's study of Michelangelo, his all-powerful role model, and how he successfully prevailed.

The young Flemish artist Giambologna most probably embarked on his study trip to Rome in 1550. On his way home he visited Florence, decided to stay and became the star at the Medici court. They sent his sculptures to the princely courts of Europe, where they became sought-after gifts. Although we know a great deal about his success, we know little of his early years in Italy, because he first appeared on the scene as a sculptor from about 1560. The alabaster figures after Michelangelo's Times of Day in Dresden, hitherto largely ignored, seem to be early works by the master sculptor. An examination of these sculptures promises to shed fresh light on the development of a genius.
By:   Claudia Kryza-Gersch
Edited by:   Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Imprint:   Hirmer Verlag
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   1.270kg
ISBN:   9783777431789
ISBN 10:   3777431788
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   01 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stephan Koja is an art historian and director of the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden. He is the editor of many art books, including, most recently, Andrea Bischof: Color Truth, also published by Hirmer Publishers. Claudia Kryza-Gersch is an art historian and curator who specializes in Italian Renaissance sculpture.

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