I am blogging about Michelangelo's David and his structural issues today on my home blog, Just Go (http://aknickerson.blogspot.com)!
Here's a snippet:
Michelangelo's David 'at risk of falling over' No need to panic, art fans. David won't fall over anytime soon. At least that's what the experts say. But, Michelangelo's David (now in Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia) has always had a bit of a problem.
The block of marble from which David was carved had been quarried nearly half a century before Michelangelo received the commission to work on it. Two other artists had attempted to work with the block, but it was huge and flawed, so when Michelangelo started, it had been abandoned for a decade.
Check it out: http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-heart-michelangelos-david.html
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