His last major marble work, completed in 1600, shows the violent motion which will soon become the hallmark of baroque sculpture, rather than the rational, balanced ideals of the Renaissance.
Apennine - Giambologna
The colossal figure of the Mountain God of the Apennines, located just outside Florence. It's big - over 40 feet high.
Rape of a Sabine - Giambologna
Giambologna's masterpiece, a three figure 'victory group' in the Piazza Signoria in Florence.
Genius of Victory - Michelangelo
Made for an abandoned tomb project, the victory influenced Giambologna and others through the inventive and flexible two-figure design, as well as the use of 'la figura serpentinata'.
Florence Triumphant over Pisa - Giambologna
This work was made to match the Genius of Victory by Michelangelo, and is notealbe for being one of the first large-scale, ideal female of the Renaissance - pretty late in the game (1565)!
Mercury - Giambologna
One of the world's most recognizable sculptures, the Mercury became well known when copies of the original bronze were sent abroad as gifts by the Medici, notably, to the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian. The dissemination of small bronzes such as this led to Giambologna becoming the most popular sculptor of his day.