Statuesque in Firenze



Today we head back to Firenze for my Monochrome Madness 2-14 contribution. Back to the Piazza Della Signoria and Giambologna’s equestrian statue (1595) of Grand Duke Cosimo I ~ the man who, according to my DK Eyewitness Travel guide “subjugated all Tuscany under his military rule.”

Have you ever noticed how great leaders are also depicted as great horsemen?

Because I’m such a horse person my eye is drawn to the magnificent equestrian statues and sculptures of the great cities I visit in Europe. Also, as an artist myself, I know that accurately capturing the majesty, power and vulnerability of the horse is no mean feat. So, when I see equestrian artwork that resonates these characteristics I appreciate the artistry and vision required to effectively produce such a masterpiece.


Thanks for visiting …



©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

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