How Michelangelo's 'David' Is Just Like Us
By John Stonestreet, Christian Post On September 20, 2016
Perhaps the greatest statue of all time has a tiny flaw. And it's a flaw that could bring it crashing down. There's a lesson in this.
Throughout history, there's been no shortage of superlatives showered on Michelangelo's stunning statue of David, sling in hand, ready to take on Goliath. Giorgio Vasari, a 16th century artist and historian said this:
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"It cannot be denied that this work has carried off the palm from all other statues, modern or ancient, Greek or Latin; no other artwork is equal to it in any respect, with such just proportion, beauty and excellence did Michelangelo finish it."
And if you're one of the millions of people who've travelled to Florence, Italy, and have seen the 14-foot statue in person, you probably agree.