Home of David

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by manlalakbay on December 15, 2008

When in Florence, one of the definite things to do is see Michaelangelo's David in the Academia. That is definitely what we did after we finally had our lunch -- to search for the Academia.

We finally found it and had around two hours left to go around the Museum. We were greeted by numerous paintings from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Most of the paintings depicted Bible stories, especially about Jesus and Mary.

But of course, the highlight of the entire Musuem was the majestic sculpture of David. When I finally saw it, I could not help but feel overwhelmed by the idea that something I have only seen in books and movies finally comes to 'life' right in front of me.

I was finally able to see for myself why Michaelangelo was considered a master. The details of David's perfect anatomy makes one wonder if he was truly carved out of hard marble or sculpted out of clay. The mastery of the muscles and the nerves was so overwhelmingly good. His eyes stared as if angry and ready to fight.

Many other sculptures from Michaelangelo's time was displayed. While David was definitely breathtaking, the other works weren't something to be scoffed at either.

For those who want a trip down history or to see fine art work, a visit to the Academia is a must!
Galleria dell'Accademia
Via Ricasoli 60
Florence, Italy
055 238 8609


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