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Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 4 – Other Works

This final post from the Accademia Galleria will show other works not yet covered.  The first was an unexpected find, another of Michelangelo’s Pietas.  Apparently he sculpted several of these with the most famous housed in St. Peter’s basilica in Rome.   This version does not have the smooth, finished look of the one in Rome, but is still stunning. The gallery contains many beautiful […]

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Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 2 – David

At the end of the second gallery stands the statue that everyone wants to see, Michelangelo’s David. Michelangelo was only 26 years old in 1501 when he began his work on David.  He was asked to sculpt a large-scale David from a block of marble that had been rejected by other artists and had been neglected for 25 years because of having too many imperfections.  […]

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Florence – Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 1

The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze (Gallery of the Academy of Florence) is an art museum in Florence, Italy, and the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David and many other wonderful pieces.  When we walked into the first gallery, the first thing we saw was the tall statue, The Rape of the Sabine Women. The Rape of the Sabines by Giambologna (Jean de Boulogne) , 1579-1583, depicts three […]

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