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Jacopo Carrucci, called Il Pontormo, 1497-1554 Mannerist painter famous for his use of twining poses, coupled with ambiguous perspective; his figures often seem to float in an uncertain environment, unhampered by the forces of gravity.

Jacopo Carrucci, called Il Pontormo, Mannerist painter famous for his use of twining poses, coupled with ambiguous perspective; his figures often seem to float in an uncertain environment, unhampered by the forces of gravity.

Florence, Italy

Achilles and Polyxena, sculpture by Pio Fedi (living with the statues of Florence, Ann Street Studios). What awes me about this work is the hands of Achilles and the indentations they make on Polyxena's skin. Fedi had a knack for the details.

Louvre | France

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of is a century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world.