The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna (1574-82), Florence. (p) The story of the Sabine Women refers to an early period in Roman history. When the Sabines refused to allow their women to marry Romans they were abducted and pesuaded to accept their fate. Giambologna has portraid the scene with three vertical, intertwined figures. The work is considered to be his masterpiece.
'David' is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo. It depicts the Biblical story of David and Goliath. The statue was moved to the Galleria dell'Accademia, in Florence, Italy, in 1873.