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The Rape of the Sabine Woman

circa 1583

Why is it canonical?

In much the same way that their predecessors had supported the arts, the Ducal Medici also sought to make Florence a center of learning and artistic achievement. This piece was done by Giovanni Bologna, and was a rare execution of a multi-figure sculpture wrapped together in a single action. Bologna was a member of the Academia del Disegno, established by the Medici to further their goals for Florence's cultural life and output.

Creators

Giovanni Bologna

Locations

Florence Italy

Periods

Renaissance

Media

Sculpture

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Florence rape of the sabine women 1

The Rape of the Sabine Woman

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