The Lion of Venice is an ancient bronze winged lion sculpture in the Piazza San Marco of Venice , Italy , which came to symbolize the city — as well as one of its patron saints, St Mark — after its arrival there in the 12th century.
The Lion of Venice is an ancient bronze winged lion sculpture in the Piazza San Marco of Venice, Italy, which came to symbolize the city — as well as one of its patron saints, St Mark — after its arrival there in the 12th century.
I suggest that this second lion was executed in ivory and then glued onto the bronze sheet. During the life of the chariot, the ivory lion was replaced with a bronze ram, which must originally have been placed elsewhere on the chariot (see cats. 13, 14, and Section III.D).
The Lion of Saint Mark is also the symbol of the award of the Venice Film Festival, the " Golden Lion", and of the insurance company Assicurazioni Generali. Other elements often included in depictions of the lion include a halo over his head, a book, and a sword in its paws. The Venetian lion appears in two distinct forms.
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The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a subject in the art of Florence. The eyes of David, with a glare, were turned towards Rome. The statue was moved to the Galleria dellAccademia, Florence, in 1873, the history of the statue begins before Michelangelos work on it from 1501 to 1504.
Fresco detail of lion of St. Mark from church of Sant Pau d'Esterri de Cardós (12th C) at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain. Altar painting (13th C) of life of Virgin Mary from church of Santa Maria de Cardet at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.
Piazza della Signoria (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjattsa della siɲɲoˈriːa]) is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio, it is the main point of the origin and history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political focus of the city.
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