DAVID: Seven Degrees of Separation







Can we get there from here?


 1501-4: Michelangelo sculpts a monumental marble David to surmount a buttress at Florence Cathedral: 1

 1504: The David is placed, instead, in front of the Palazzo Vecchio: 2


1873: The original David is transferred to the Accademia Gallery: 3

Also in 1873: A marble replica is placed in front of the Palazzo Vecchio: 4


2010: Michelangelo's David (in replica) casts a dramatic shadow  on the facade of the Palazzo Vecchio:
 

    MEANWHILE: Male bonding ensues nearby.


2010: Our eagle-eyed photographer immortalizes the scene: 6

2011: We share the wealth: 7


More Michelangelo's David?



More Mysteries of Florence?

 
PHOTOGRAPH: Florence, Piazza della Signoria
©Lyle Goldberg

3 comments:

  1. Was that staged for a picture or impromptu? How funny. The glories & wonders of what one finds when visiting the naked Davids.

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  2. If it was staged, it certainly wasn't staged for my brother and me! We just happened upon this little scene, walking through Piazza della Signoria. Maybe I should pull out some of the other shots in that series? I do wonder about the nationality of those two guys... Latins, especially Italians, often strike "artistic" or "sculptural" poses quite naturally. Michelangelo wasn't entirely making it up!

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  3. Touche, Touche...I could agree with the comment about Latins/Italians....look at the way they dance....sadly, it's the white folks (like myself) who aren't very elastic. :>( Can't believe I am up this late...2:19am. Suppose I am preparing for future late nights in law school!!

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