14 marraskuuta 2019

Eye Candy on This Dark & Rainy Day

Galleria dell’Accademia is a must art gallery to visit in Florence besides The Uffizi. It has housed the original David by Michelangelo since 1873. The sculpture was allegedly brought to the Accademia for reasons of conservation, although other factors were involved in its move from its previous outdoor location on Piazza della Signoria. Today, the gallery's small collection of Michelangelo's work includes his four unfinished Prisoners, intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II, and a statue of Saint Matthew, also unfinished. 

David was spectacular - 7 feet tall, over 5 meters and the crowd scattered around to admire him. Michelangelo sculptured this stunning work between 1501 to 1504. Shepherd David fought a battle with Goliath, told in The Bible.

These Michelangelo’s unfinished marble blocks, Prisoners, were so interesting to see!

Accademia Gallery has these four unfinished marble blocks of Michelangelo,
I had photographed two of them. This photo online.

A replica of David stands in front of Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria.

This sculpture by Emilio Zocchi  (1835–1913) describes young Michelangelo.
I photographed this at Palazzo Pitti, don’t know if this is original or not.
Saw replicas also elsewhere.

In Gipsoteca Bartolini visitors will find a selection of the finest 19th century plaster casts by Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850), one of the great sculptors and brilliant professors of the Academy.

Hope these photos help you too to survive November!

A link to Rondanini Pietà (Milan), a tip by Luisella.
It is really a modern sculpture - and from 1564!


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10 kommenttia:

  1. Thank you, Riitta. They surely do!
    The Prisoners are infinitely interesting and modern. Do you know the "Pieta' Rondanini"? It is in Milan, not Florence. A fascinating and modern sculpture...
    Have a good November day!!

    1. Thank you for the tip Luisella, I added a link to Rondanini Pietà. Modern and from 1500s! Michelangelo was the genius of geniuses! Have a great day, despite the rain.

  2. Excelentes e belas esculturas, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  3. ...classic art has always been classic art in white!

  4. What wonderful artistry in these sculptures. Just an observation - we aren't as comfortable with nudity in our day, but promiscuity has become no big deal for many. Isn't that peculiar?
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/11/happy-veterans-day.html

  5. Liebe riitta,
    ein "Lichtblick" der ganz besonderen Art. Diese Skulpturen sind allerdings zu jeder Jahreszeit sehenswert!
    Ich stand auch schon dort und erinnere mich gerne daran.
    Liebe Grüße und einen feinen Donnerstag
    herzlichst moni

  6. I like such sculptures very much and would like to see them immediately at any time of the year. Really impressive and thank you for taking me there.



  7. I would enjoy seeing these at any time! But I know what you mean about needing a “lift” this dreary month!

  8. Ancient beauty of humans...
    Have sun in your days

  9. Muy lindas fotografías. Un beso.


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