Created in 1476 by Verrocchio, who was Leonardo's teacher. This statue stood in the Medici family rural villa before Cosimo I brought it to Palazzo Vecchio and placed it in the courtyard. It replaced Donatello's David which stood here prior.
A replica now stands in the courtyard, and the original (this one) is inside Palazzo Vecchio in the Apartments of the Elements, Cosimo's personal living rooms.
This was Verrocchio's most popular work, it was designed as the center of a fountain - the dolphin spouted a jet of water, as if responding to the hug.
Melany Sarafis served her country for 24 years and recently retired from the USAF as a First Sergeant.
She thinks it's really stupid when photographers refer to themselves in the 3rd person on their biographies.
I needed to do something "low speed" after a successful but stressful military career. I've have been an avid photographer for a few years and enjoy this "internal" creative process.
I am now a full time student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tx, persuing a BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Photography.
I'm happiest when I'm outdoors with nature, and I love rural decay and exploring ghost towns. I feel my spirit soar when I'm outside!
I often add textures to "abandoned" photos, giving them a rustic...
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