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Giovanni Maria Benzoni Italian, 1809-73 Marble Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit MI, USA Sheer fabric clings to Flora's body as the goddess of flowers dances with the god of wind in spring. Benzoni studied ancient marbles, (like the three others pictured nearby), and other sculpture inspired by classical art. Though Benzoni's figures may be more sentimental than ancient ones, all convey a sense of soft, flawless human flesh.

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