Where is it? What is he looking at?
Where is it? What is he looking at?
- Copy of the statue of David in Florence.
It is located in the center of Piazza Michelangelo - the best view of the city.
and he looks "down on" Florence and that's what he sees
David of the work of Michelangelo (15011504) was installed to the left of the entrance to the palace of Palazzo Vecchio (in 1873 the original was replaced by a copy, the original is in Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts).
5-meter sculpture was perceived as a symbol of the Florentine Republic and one of the tops of not only the art of the Renaissance, but also of the human genius as a whole.
The statue, intended for a circular review, depicts a naked David focused on the upcoming battle with Goliath. In this plot there was an iconographic novelty, because Verrocchio, Donatello and other Michelangelo's predecessors preferred to portray David at the time of the victory after the victory over the giant.
A young man is preparing for battle with an enemy superior to him. He is calm and focused, but his muscles are tense. Eyebrows menacingly shifted, they read something awesome (terribilit # 224;). Through his left shoulder he threw a sling, the lower tip of which is picked up by his right hand. The free pose of the hero, the classic example of a counterpoint, is already preparing a deadly movement.
In 1865, Florence briefly became the capital of the country. Architect Giuseppe Poggi set to work, turning a small city into a metropolis. The architect built boulevards on the site of the old city walls, and built a beautiful panoramic road Viale dei Colli leading to a new area named after Michelangelo in the hills south of the historic center.
Underneath is a charming view: the Arno River, with its bridges, divides the city into two unequal parts, the green massif of Kashina Park, the white marble facade of the San Miniato basilica.
In the center of the observation platform is a monument of Michelangelo, a bronze copy of David, surrounded by copies of four allegories from the Medici Chapels.
Next to it is the Garden of the Iris, the heraldic flower of Florence. Piazzale Michelangelo has become one of the best panoramic terraces in Europe.
- stands near the casino, and looks at him
- A copy of David. Florence.
I made a mistake ... in Florence he .... was mistaken for the first source: where, after David immediately Leaning Tower of Pisa .. and thought that Pisa
- Florence David Michelangelo. This "man" for 500 years))
500 Anniversary of David Michelangelo celebrated in Florence
Exactly 500 years ago in Florence was solemnly opened a statue of David - one of the most famous works of Michelangelo. The sculptor was 26 years old when he embarked on a two-year work on David. The statue is five meters high and weighs more than six tons. It was made by a great master from a single block of marble. The sculpture was ordered to the master in 1501 by the Guild of Wool Traders. After the discovery, the statue spent more than three centuries in the open air in Piazza della Signoria. The height of the statue, the relief of the nude became a tribute to the ancient tradition, reports BBC News. In 1504, David's nudity was bashfully covered by 28 fig leaves. The first 20 years after the creation became a serious test for the statue. She was fired at by rebels, and lightning struck her. The sculpture was seriously damaged during the 1527 rebellion. In the gallery of David moved only in 1873 year. However, this did not save her from trouble. In 1991, the Italian artist Piero Cannata, being not himself, "attacked" the statue with a hammer in his hands. As a result, "David" lost his middle finger on his left leg. These days in Florence there are concerts and exhibitions dedicated to the 500 anniversary of the statue - the pride of the city. At night time, fireworks are planned. In the XIX century, David became a real magnet for tourists and at the same time a symbol of Italy's independence. And today he attracts millions of visitors to Florence every year.
- The giant marble sculpture of David (4.34 meters in height), started by Michelangelo in 1501 and finished in 1504 is located near Palazzo Verco. David is a marble sculpture of the biblical youth-hero of the work of Michelangelo, which for the first time appeared to the eyes of the marvelous Florentine public in the Signoria Square 8 September 1504. Transportation of the giant statue to the installation site, chosen by its creator, was directed by Leonardo da Vinci.
The sculpture was ordered to the master in 1501 by the Guild of Wool Traders. Master worked on it 2 year. The statue of a height of 5 meters weighs more than 6 tons. It was made by Michelangelo from a monolithic block of marble, mined in a quarry near the city of Carrara. The stone first almost 40 years lay in the inner courtyard of the Cathedral of Florence, before Michelangelo took it. Even after completing the sculpture, he spent another 4 months processing and polishing marble, before the sculpture was presented to the public.
After the discovery, the statue of David spent about three centuries in the open air in Piazza della Signoria. The first 20 years after the creation became a serious test for the statue. She was fired at by rebels, and lightning struck her. In 1527, during the insurrection, David's arm was broken off. A white mixture of lime and sand, which was used to return the hand to the place, is still visible. And in the 19 century, the monument was even more damaged by two non-professional cleaning operations: in 1810, it was covered with wax, and in 1843, wax was washed off with a genuine patina with hydrochloric acid.
In 1873, the statue of David was transferred to the main hall of the Academy of Arts. Her place in the Piazza della Signoria took in 1910 a copy. However, this time the misadventures of the ancient handsome man did not end. In 1991, the mentally unbalanced Italian Piero Cannata hammered off the middle finger on David's left leg. I had to make a new finger for the statue.
In May 2004 Florentines for the first time in the last 130 years washed the famous sculpture. This was done specifically for 500-th anniversary of the creation of the statue. The sculpture of David was solemnly reopened in the Academy of Florence after the end of the restoration process.
- Florence, the square of Michelangelo, which is on a mountain and the statue of David looks at the city.