“Adamo” by Stoldo Lorenzi

Adamo

“Adamo” (“Adam”)
Stoldo Lorenzi (1534-1583)

Sala/Room VII (Sala del Gonfalone)
Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy

This bronze from the second half of the 16th century came from the Santa Maria presso Celso church in Milan. The Florentine Stoldo Lorenzi (link in Italian), also responsible for the “Fountain of Neptune” in the Bolbi Gardens, employed mannerism, a style from the Italian High Renaissance that expanded on the harmonious ideas of artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. This work shows the influence of Giambologna on Lorenzi, in the emphasized elegance of its contrapposto positioning.

References linked above

“Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli presso San Celso.” Milano Fotografo: Sezione Svago e Cultura. Web. <http://www.milanofotografo.it/SvagoCulturaDettagliBellezzeMilano.aspx?ID=35>
Finocchio, Ross. “Mannerism: Bronzino (1503–1572) and his Contemporaries.” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2003. Web. <http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/zino/hd_zino.htm>
“Fountain of the Fork, The.” Florence Inferno. 2013. Web. <http://www.florenceinferno.com/the-fountain-of-the-fork/>
“Giambologna.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2015. Web. <http://www.britannica.com/biography/Giambologna>.
“Lorenzi, Stoldo.” Treccani, La Cultura Italiana. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani — Volume 66. 2006. Web. <http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/stoldo-lorenzi_(Dizionario_Biografico)/>

Additional information comes from the handouts I picked up in Castello Sforzesco, created by the Comune di Milano, and from the descriptive labels in the museum. The photo is my own. For more on Castello Sforzesco, see my main visit post.

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