16th Century

The itinerary dedicated to the 16th century is enriched by the colors of the ceramic artefacts in the section dedicated to this craft (we are now on the second floor of the Museum). Among the sculptures, the Victorious David by Guglielmo della Porta stands out, Giugliemo was the son of Giacomo, from Porlezza (on Lake Lugano) and both were active in the cathedral (Chapel of San Giovanni Battista and Cybo chapel) and throughout the city. In the Victorious David, Guglielmo shows his virtuosity, presenting a classic vision of the volumes, carefully finished, but moving them with a touch reminiscent of the gothic. In the Ceramics Section, the itinerary is interspersed with statues and decorative sculptural elements, including two masks attributed to Silvio Cosini, a Tuscan collaborator of Michelangelo, and representative of that Renaissance culture that had burst upon Genoa, rejuvenating its spirit, with the arrival, to decorate the villa of Andrea Doria, of the artists Perin del Vaga, Bonaccorsi and others fleeing from a Rome devastated by the Landsknechts in 1527.