Giambologna

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Giambologna

(Italian dʒamboˈlɔŋa)
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(Biography) original name Giovanni da Bologna or Jean de Boulogne. 1529–1608, Italian mannerist sculptor, born in Flanders: noted for his fountains and such works as Samson Slaying a Philistine (1565)
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There are many nods in Barker's art to sculpture from a variety of periods and cultures: Tang horses, Brancusi, African art, the Venus de Milo, Gianbologna and Man Ray are all among the eclectic references that he has assimilated into a paradoxically homogeneous oeuvre of his own.