Monthly Archives: July 2015


Whenever Michelangelo received a commission to sculpt a statue, he would travel to the Carrarra marble quarries. That night, he would sleep in the quarries. The light of dawn would illuminate the white marble, causing the unpolished surfaces to sparkle. At that moment, he would see the form of a slave or a disciple or a god imprisoned in the marble and say, with appropriate drama, “There! That is the piece I must have!”

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Michelangelo’s David

Today we visited the Accademia Gallery in Florence,  the home of Michelangelo’s David.

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