GIAMBOLOGNA
(b. ca. 1524, Douai, d. 1608, Firenze)

Hercules and the Centaur

1600
Marble, height 269 cm
Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

The proto-Baroque tendencies of the late style of the Mannerist Giambologna are strongly apparent in this work. His movement away from the grace and elegance of the mannerist style and into the realism of the Early Baroque is complete in this group.

This marble group was unveiled by Giambologna in 1600 at the Canto de' Carnesecchi in Florence. It was moved in 1842 from its original site to the Loggia dei Lanzi