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1. Who is the artist who sculpted the canopy of the High Altar of St. Peter's Rome, the soaring marble, gilded bronze and stucco Chair of St. Peter as well as the symmetrical colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica itself?
2. Whose bleeding head is brandished by Benvenuto Cellini's "Perseus" on the Piazza della Signoria in Florence?
3. What is the name of the famous "Piazza" in Florence where you can see a replica of Michelangelo's "David"?
4. Which of these works by Michelangelo is part of the "Tomb of Pope Julius II" in Rome?
5. As who did Michelangelo represent himself in his Pieta?
6. Where in Italy would you find Michelangelo's tombstones for Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici, which also include one of his Pietas?
7. Which of these Fountains is/are decorated with sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini?
8. Sculpting a "David" - often nude or semi-nude - was a popular artist's job in the Italian Renaissance. Which of these four artists did NOT do such a David sculpture?
9. Where in Italy can you see Verrocchio's famous equestrian statue of the great Condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni?
10. Also after the Renaissance, Italy kept producing great sculpture. But be mindful: not all sculptors with Italian sounding names are actually Italian, or belong to Renaissance.
So: which of these sculptors with Italian-sounding names, a 20th century "modernist" who can easily be recognized by his matchsticklike figures, is the maker of the "Composition with Seven Figures and a Head" (aka "The Forest") and the "Square Project" for Chase Manhattan Plaza in New York, and is actually Swiss rather than Italian?
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