Title: Galleria, David of Michelangelo
Category: Destinations We Visit on Our Chianti Vacations
Author: Sophie Townsey Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 5,183
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Galleria, David of Michelangelo

The Galleria dell'Accademia and Michelangelo's David

The Galleria dell’ Academia is a world famous museum which houses one of the most spectacular marble masterpieces in all the art world - Michelangelo’s David. The museum also houses incredible works by other Italian artists such as Botticelli and Giambologna. Another impressive exhibit is that of the Hall of Musical Instruments that has a Stradivari violin along with a 17th Century Pianoforte designed and built by Cristofori exclusively for the Medici’s.

But, the real treat is undoubtedly Michelangelo’s defiant David statue which has captivated the world for centuries. Considered one of art history’s major masterpieces, the marble sculpture showcases both the artist’s skill and the fine art focus that defines the Renaissance.

Since its debut in the early 16th century, artists and art connoisseurs alike have admired the piece. Esteemed artist, writer, and historian Giorgio Vasari noted that “no other artwork is equal to it in any respect, with such just proportion, beauty and excellence did Michelangelo finish it.”

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