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
Palazzo Vecchio: 2
1871: The marble David is memorialized as the centerpiece of a bronze aggregation at Piazzale Michelangiolo (note the quaint spelling of "Michelangelo"), flanked by renditions of the artist's Four Times of Day in the Medici New Sacristy at San Lorenzo: 3
Meanwhile in 1873: The original David is transferred to the Accademia Gallery.
Also in 1873: A marble replica of the David is placed in front of the Palazzo Vecchio.
2009: An Asian visitor pays homage to Michelangelo's David (Imitation Being the Sincerest Form of Flattery): 4
2009: Meanwhile, a photographer memorializes the Asian
visitor paying homage to Michelangelo's David: 5
2009: Meanwhile, another photographer memorializes the aforementioned photographer while he memorializes the Asian visitor paying homage to Michelangelo's David: 6
2011: The resulting image is posted on the web: 7
More Michelangelo's David?
More Mysteries of Florence?
PHOTOGRAPHS: Two Views of Piazzale Michelangiolo © Lyle Goldberg
I suppose even the Asian tourists have a witty sense of humor!! This was great. These pictures really attest to the enormity of these statues....I had no idea.ReplyDelete
Well, I can't tell if the guy in the blue shirt doing "the David Thing" is cracking a smile or not...? Finding crazy David Stuff in Florence is like shooting fish in a barrel. And then there is the web. I have a huge file of stuff that I harvested online. Maybe I should throw some of this together as a post? Comments would not be necesary - apart from an occasional "Can you believe...?"ReplyDelete