In search of David (and Part V)

Final part of the story of one of the most famous sculptures of the History of Art.

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In search of David (Part IV)

Thrid part of the story of one of the most iconic sculpture of the history of art.

In search of David (Part III)

Get closer to the story of this famous statue made from the impossible.

In search of David (Part II)

Before Michelangelo, other attempted to create a masterpiece out a giant marble block... they surrendered.

In search of David (Part I)

First part of a reflection on one of the most celebrated sculptures in art history

::: Michelangelo’s DAVID ::: The restoration :::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MR5euWS6B8 Michelangelo's DAVID, sculpted between 1501 and 1504, was restored thanks to a delicate process done by the Restoration Lab of Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence. The restoration went under the direction of Dr. Franca Falleti, senior restorers Monica Eichmann and Cinzia Parnigoni (2003-2004). This was a long work which was done to celebrate …

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Art restoration in Italy

By Robert Fulford RomeBurrowing through the records of Renaissance churches a few years ago, a scholar came upon a striking fact: in the year 1516, the Brancacci Chapel in Florence burned half a barrel of oil every day, just to keep its votive lamps flickering. The oil of course produced soot, which floated upwards and coated …

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