"he is wonderful - the copy" David Statue Tip by margaretvn

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See the copy of the David in the Piazza della Signoria.
One of my absolute favourite works of Michelangelo is The David, which is a marble sculpture made between 1501 to 1504. The statue was commissioned for the cathedral of Florence, but the Florentine government decided to place it in front of the Palazzo Vecchio instead. The original is now in the Accademia, and a copy has been placed in the Piazza della Signoria.
Spend time looking at the fine details in the David. Michelangelo is known to have done some (illegal) disecting and I think you can see so clearly that he knew how the viens and muscles were attached and how they worked - it is wonderful how he makes such details so clear and such a part of his work.
.... just look at the fine details in this sculpture! Although some say the hands are too big.
This amazing man - Michelangelo - was also a writer of poetry. His poem for Vittoria Colona is so beautiful. He really is the face of the Renaissance for me.

Address: Throughout the city
Directions: Gallery of the Academy
Phone: +39 055 294883
Website: http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/musei/?m=accademia

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2006
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