Tacca, Pietro

Tacca, Pietro

(pyā`trō täk`kä), 1577–1644, Italian sculptor. A pupil of Giovanni BolognaBologna, Giovanni,
or Giambologna
, 1524–1608, Flemish sculptor, whose real name was Jean Bologne or Boulogne. Though born in Douai, France, he trained in Flanders. He is identified chiefly with the Italian Renaissance as one of its greatest sculptors.
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, Tacca adopted the tortuous poses of mannerismmannerism,
a style in art and architecture (c.1520–1600), originating in Italy as a reaction against the equilibrium of form and proportions characteristic of the High Renaissance.
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 and combined them in his bronzes with a classical naturalism. Tacca's works (e.g., the equestrian portrait of Philip IV of Spain, Madrid) form a link between mannerist and baroque sculpture.