Detail of statue of Hercules and Cacus, 1525-34, by Bandinelli, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, pictured on June 9, 2007, in the afternoon with the Uffizi Gallery in the background. The statue of Hercules and Cacus by Baccio Bandinelli (1525-34) was originally commissioned from Michelangelo as a pair to the David statue, and the re-assignment to Bandinelli was highly controversial; but the Medicis were satisfied and rewarded Bandinelli richly. The sculpture represents physical strength in contrast to David's spiritual strength. Florence, capital of Tuscany, is world famous for its Renaissance art and architecture. Its historical centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Detail of statue of Hercules and Cacus, 1525-34, by Bandinelli, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, pictured on June 9, 2007, in the afternoon with the Uffizi Gallery in the background. The statue of Hercules and Cacus by Baccio Bandinelli (1525-34) was originally commissioned from Michelangelo as a pair to the David statue, and the re-assignment to Bandinelli was highly controversial; but the Medicis were satisfied and rewarded Bandinelli richly. The sculpture represents...
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