Photos of David by Sacha.
The man about town (Florence) is David.
And oh what a man.
Young. Well built. I hadn't seen him up close in over thirty years nevertheless my older eyes found him equally as handsome now as they did back then. David has been and is contemporary, a man for all seasons.
David is Michelangelo's masterpiece that begun 1501, sculpted marble, it represents the biblical figure of David, who killed Goliath with a stone from his slingshot.
Michelangelo was 26 years old when he sculpted David, at that time Michelangelo was the most famous, plus the best paid artist in his day. David took over two years to create, and is one of his most stunning masterpieces.
“It was midnight, May 14th, and the Giant was taken out of the workshop. They even had to tear down the archway, so huge he was. Forty men were pushing the large wooden cart where David stood protected by ropes, sliding it through town on trunks. The Giant eventually got to Signoria Square on June 8th 1504, where it was installed next to the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio, replacing Donatello’s bronze sculpture of Judith and Holofernes.” Luca Landucci, herbalist and diarist living nearby, wrote down the exceptional event of the transport in his chronicles.
"... No sooner had the Philistine started forward to confront David than David darted out of the lines and ran to meet the Philistine. Putting his hand in his bag, he took out a stone, slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead; the stone penetrated his forehead and he fell face downwards on the ground." 1 Samuel
Timeless wonder and awe.
"Note the watchful eyes with carved eye bulks, pulsing veins on the back of the hands, engorged with tension. Admire the curve of the taut torso, the flexing of the thigh muscles in the right leg." Via the Museum.
Here we hare hanging with David.
Photo Via: My long time friend Christina who has lived in Florence for over twenty years. If you need a tour guide Christina is an official tour guide of Italy, more so is an art historian of renaissance art:
Jumping for David.
If David could jump.
David would not be afraid of you.
And me in which David would say,
"You call that a jump?"