I’ve already blogged about seeing Michelangelo’s David for the first time and I’ve also mentioned that I bought a book from one of the museums in Florence which came out a couple of years ago to commemorate the 500th anniversary of this – the world’s most famous sculpture.
The book is called David: 500 Years, written by the curator of the Uffizi, Antonio Paolucci. The pictures in it are stunning and I’m really glad I bought it, especially as it’s not stocked by Amazon (UK).
Have I become obsessed with a 505 year old statue? Possibly. I’ve only just started reading the book but Michelangelo’s profound homosexuality is referenced in detail later on so that should make for interesting reading.
It is the expression on David’s face that is so haunting. Strong yet vulnerable. That and the sheer magnificence of the statue itself. You can read more about David on wikipedia.
I also bought a small print, a middle sized print and a poster.
A short video clip that I took in the Accademia in Florence where David resides.