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by Mary Porcher
New Haven, Connecticut
March 27, 2001
I’ll admit it; I wasn’t expecting to be impressed with the David. I thought that $6 was a bit much to pay to see one scupture/statue. I was impressed though, as I expect everyone is, at the size and beauty of David. He is huge, yet so lifelike. There are a few rooms of paintings here, along with a courtyard, but don’t be fooled. You’re paying for the David, and it’s worth it.
Ratings 1-10 (10 is "see this no matter what!" and 0 is "avoid it!")Jason: 7, Mary 8
From journal Five Days in Florence
December 6, 2000
David is pretty impressive, and much larger than you might expect. It's a little funny looking at him up close in that his hands look enormous and disproportionate. Michaelangelo's statue tited Slaves is also on display at the Accademia, and it is a beautiful work that evokes a sense of movement from its quite still marble.
The other works on display are pretty unexciting, though there is a Boticelli of Madonna and Child. If there is a huge crowd outside, try coming back later and to lessen the frustration fo what may turn out to be a pretty quick visit to the Accademia.
From journal Italy: Living in Firenze
Little Rock,, Arkansas
December 5, 2000
From journal The heart of Tuscany
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia
October 25, 2000
From journal Art in Florence
Williams Lake, British Columbia
September 17, 2000
From journal Three days in Florence
Des Moines, Iowa, Afghanistan
August 22, 2000
From journal Florence: The world's greatest city