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Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Appennine Colossus
Measuring about 35 feet tall, it's arguably the most spectacular feature
of the gardens of Villa Medici at Pratolino, located about 7 miles
north of Florence, Italy. Called 'the Appennine Colossus', it was
created around 1580 by scultor Giambologna, born as Jean Boulogne.
This colossal sculpture
recalls the figure of Atlas in Virgil's Aeneid, and also the architect
Dinocrates' proposal to shape Mount Athos into a man in honor of
Alexander the Great.