Florence – Accademia – David

July 17, 2013 by Francis

The Accedemia in Florence is a collection of marble and plaster sculpture from the renaissance most notably by Michelangelo including the unbelievable David. There is an interesting story that we learned about the David. Apparently it was exhibited outdoors in the Piazza Della Signoria, not far away, until 1873 when one of David’s arms fell off and killed a poor farmer who happened to be walking underneath. It was moved indoors to the specially designed spot for preservation. The Accademia was intended to give art students a place to study art and that is still true today. We saw a few art students sketching the David with varying degrees of success.

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Posted from Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

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