The Appennine Colossus by Giambologna


Giambologna was a sculpture who lived in 1529 – 1608 carved this magnificent statute located in Villa di Pratolino, a lovely garden, 12 km north of Florence, Italy.

The garden once included grottos and caves, mazes, and multiple water pipes and fountains that would spray visitors.  Personally I think this statue might be the petrified remains of a fallen god. 🙂

The villa was built by the solitary Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany in part to please his Venetian mistress in 1580's. It passed through many hands over the years, including Grand Duke Ferdinand III before ending up being bought by the province of Florence who maintain the park and open it for public use from May until September.

       

the appennine colossus by giambologna


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Doug Bailey
Doug Bailey
9 years ago

Amazing!  Thanks for sharing.  Sort of like a miniature version of the Argonath from the Lord of the Rings.  ? Lord of the Rings – The Argonath (with lyric)

Magsum Nurgaleev
Magsum Nurgaleev
9 years ago

++

Chris Gomez
Chris Gomez
9 years ago

In part to please his mistress? Ahuh, and what the heck was the other reason then?

Samia Elsaid
Samia Elsaid
9 years ago

+Amanda Blain ,this is breathtaking

Michael Brewster
Michael Brewster
9 years ago

hear that magsum…amazing work

Dana Oredson
Dana Oredson
9 years ago

Very nice. I wonder if there have been any movies featuring it.

Grant Lanning
Grant Lanning
9 years ago

Now that is cool! Like a ancient god waking up and coming out of the rock.

Crochet Lina A.R
Crochet Lina A.R
9 years ago

wow.

Magsum Nurgaleev
Magsum Nurgaleev
9 years ago

??,??? ???????? ..

anass anas
anass anas
9 years ago

MAZING

Mona Young
Mona Young
9 years ago

Amazing….

Nour el-Sayed
Nour el-Sayed
9 years ago

What the :O

Aqib Khan
Aqib Khan
9 years ago

beautifull 🙂

Shirese Louie
Shirese Louie
9 years ago

This is beautiful.

E.P. Patterson
E.P. Patterson
9 years ago

Nice…

Seiichi Hozumi
Seiichi Hozumi
9 years ago

Hello ! Amanda.nice to meet you,
The great God ? pic

donald hakala
donald hakala
9 years ago

Oooooh!! somewhere new to add to my bucket list!

aya elghazi
aya elghazi
9 years ago

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Solomon Ayalew
Solomon Ayalew
9 years ago

Nice

Alison Bonnici
Alison Bonnici
9 years ago

awesome

Lance Cozad
Lance Cozad
9 years ago

fallen gods are all this world is made of.

Ph?m Tu?n Phong
Ph?m Tu?n Phong
9 years ago

=.='

Barry Istuk
Barry Istuk
9 years ago

That"s cool

Brooklyn Reign
Brooklyn Reign
9 years ago

Amazing!

kaylee sayuri mogollon chavez
kaylee sayuri mogollon chavez
9 years ago

 bonito

Mike MV
Mike MV
9 years ago

wow

Edward Marion
Edward Marion
9 years ago

like as god Zues

Craig Steinhoff
Craig Steinhoff
9 years ago

very cool!

aya elghazi
aya elghazi
9 years ago

that"s very amazing

Salih Kunnil
Salih Kunnil
9 years ago

It's amazing

Loges Rao
Loges Rao
9 years ago

Great

Loe Lai Yoong
Loe Lai Yoong
9 years ago

Amazing !!!

Edward Marion
Edward Marion
9 years ago

ya i agree with ev;rybody

Shannon Daley
Shannon Daley
9 years ago

Thats is unbelievable sculpture.

Kurtis Brisbois
Kurtis Brisbois
9 years ago

Very unique.

John Fanavans
John Fanavans
9 years ago

she must have been something eh?

Ricardo Gutierrez
Ricardo Gutierrez
9 years ago

Mafnificent

John Bielecki
John Bielecki
9 years ago

Wow
 Can't tell from the perspective…how big is it?

Bailey Freebairn
Bailey Freebairn
9 years ago

awesome

ryan davis
ryan davis
9 years ago

that is one cool statue

Ernestine Emery
Ernestine Emery
9 years ago

Great job.

Loriann Cordero
Loriann Cordero
9 years ago

Wonderful! The romance and beauty of Italy… 🙂

Nick Bartolo
Nick Bartolo
9 years ago

That is truly awe inspiring. 

RAMAZAN AKMAN
RAMAZAN AKMAN
9 years ago

Nice/

Mike VanLancker
Mike VanLancker
9 years ago

Sculptor

Mitchell Stiffler
Mitchell Stiffler
9 years ago

Dear lord, I hope that's not a Weeping Angel…

Brian Zhou
Brian Zhou
9 years ago

woah… pretty impressive…

Tariq Zougbor
Tariq Zougbor
9 years ago

what kind of photo is this

Abhisar Waghmare
Abhisar Waghmare
9 years ago

artistic.

Matthew Wright
Matthew Wright
9 years ago

So Earthy love it !

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