David

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Oct 25 2020

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Category: Europe, Italy

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In last week’s post we could find a tiny plastic David at the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Here he is a full-size bronze copy of the original marble sculpture, overlooking Florence from the elevated Piazzale Michelangelo. For a stone replica we have to descend into town to the Piazza della Signora. And if we then still want to admire the original we have to pay a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia.

Michelangelo has portrayed David with his slingshot resting on his shoulder and a piece of rock in his right hand. He measures over 5 meters in length. Imagine how tall Michelangelo should have made Goliath, if he ever had toyed with the idea.

Photo of the week: David in bronze, Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy 1997

One comment on “David”

  1. Nice memory of our trip to Florence

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