Friday, April 18, 2008

Cool Picture Friday

So I was talking to my brother, Sam, on the phone last weekend our conversation went something like this:

Sam: You know the David?
Sara: Yes, of course.
Sam: Who did it?
Sara: Michaelangelo.
Sam: Correct. And it sucks.
Sara: WHAT?
Sam: Look at his hands. Too big. All kinds of problems. Bernini. Do a Google Image search on Bernini.

So I did. Whoah.





Here is a closeup on the above.


Excuse me. I'll be in the shower.

3 comments:

Smash said...

Bernini is my favorite sculptor, by far. His work is moving. The way he makes marble look like skin--like in the close up you posted--is unbelievable.

Oh, and Michaelangelo's David had distorted proportions on purpose. Michaelangelo increased proportions on what was important and manly at the time--hands, head, etc.

$ara said...

That's exactly what I would have said, too, if I were Michaelangelo.

Anonymous said...

Michaelangelo purposely increased the hands of David. He did this as a form of symbolism for a youth who has yet to grow into his potential.