Episode 215 – Cellini’s “Perseus with the Head of Medusa” (Florence)
In 1545, the goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini was commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici to create a large bronze statue of the Greek hero Perseus and Medusa. The resulting work was one of the most beautiful and famous of the Renaissance. This episode examines the history, style, and importance of Cellini’s bronze masterpiece.
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