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The Famous Statue of David seen in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence in Tuscany, Italy is a excellent copy of the original.

The Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Tuscany in Italy is home to many famous statues, but the most well-known was Michelangelo's statue of David. In 1873 it was decided to move the priceless statue to the Accademia Gallery of Florence, supposedly to protect David from damage and the elements, however there was also a plan to open a Michelangelo museum. Although this plan did not materialize, today there are a few pieces of his art - the unfinished 'Saint Matthew, 'Prisoners' and a 'Pieta' in the gallery.

In 1910, an excellent copy of the statue of David was erected in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, on the site of the original, in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence. In 1464, before Michelangelo created his masterpiece, the same huge block of Carrara marble was still destined to be David, but the sculptor was supposed to be Agostino di Duccio. ... continue below the picture...


Famous Statue Of David Florence City Tuscany Italy

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... He only managed to work on the torso and legs, then, in 1466, his mentor, Donatello, died and Agostino stopped his task. Antonio Rossellino took over briefly, then all work stopped for 25 years.

The weather eroded the unfinished marble statue, but in 1501, a 26 year-old Michelangelo was given the commission to finish the statue of David. He began carving on September 13, 1501 and finished at the start of 1504. The large form of David is 5.17 metres tall, and is not in proportion, as the hands, upper torso and head appear larger than the lower body. One explanation being that the finished statue was to be set in a high spot where the proportions would have seemed correct. Whatever the faults, the statue of David is one of the most famous in the world.

Statue of David outside the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, City of Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Province of Florence, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/3.5, exposure time of 1/100 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 38mm.

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Famous Statue Of David Florence City Tuscany Italy
The Famous Statue of David seen in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence in Tuscany, Italy is a excellent copy of the original.
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