Mochi, Francesco (1580-1654)

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Francesco Mochi, Italian sculptor, was born in Montevarchi, Arezzo in 1580 and died in Rome in 1654. His formation as an artist took place in Florence and in Rome, where he was a helper of C.Mariani. The new phase passing from Mannerism to Baroque is represented in two charming figures of Annunciazione for the Duomo in the city of Orvieto (1602-1608) (Mus.dell'Opera del Duomo). The real masterpieces are two equestrian statues of Ranuccio (left) and Alessandro (right) Farnese (1612-1625) (Piacenza, piazza Cavalli). Since 1629 the artists returned to Rome, where created: St.Veronica in St Peter's; Battesimo di Cristo (1634-1644) (Rome, Palazzo Braschi); San Pietro and San Paolo for the Porta del Popolo (1638-1652). These works showed Mochi as one of the greatest personalities-innovators in Italian sculpture in the beginning of the 17th century.
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