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Danti, Vincenzo

Born: 1530 AD
Died: 1576 AD, at 46 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Sculptor

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1530 - Vincenzo Danti was born in Perugia. His father was an architect and goldsmith.

 

1545 - He went to Rome to study sculpture.

 

1553 - He managed to secure a commission for a bronze statue of Pope Julius III.

 

1557 - He went to Florence.

 

1559 - He made a bronze relief depicting Moses and the Brazen Serpent.

 

1561 - He carved Honour Triumphs over Falsehood, a statue "in the round".

 

1567 - Started writing a book about rules of order and proportion in architecture.

 

1569-1571 he produced his most famous work, The Beheading of St John the Baptist.

 

1568- 1572 - Carved Cosimo I as Augustus.

 

1576 - He returned to Perugia where he died.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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