cartesiandaemon (cartesiandaemon) wrote,

Florence in Virtual Photos: Michelangelo's David

There are a million reproductions and photos of this, but they really seem very forgettable, however, the real thing is incredible. If you want to be impressive, obviously being twenty foot high and made out of marble is a good start, as is standing by yourself in a big lighted dome at the end of a corridor of smaller artworks. But it's ever so vivid, there are not lots of details, but there are really good details, and being so, you know, big, sort of makes them stand out, and the shape is marvellous. It really looks like it might step down from its pillar at any moment, and it's easy to ignore other visitors and just sit and watch.
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