Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus

Today in 1571 – Benvenuto Cellini, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1500)

Here’s one of Cellini’s masterpieces: Perseus with the Head of Medea (1545-1554). The sculpture is thought to be the first statue since the classical age where the base included a figurative sculpture forming an integral part of the work.

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