The World’s Most Beautiful Man Is In Italy

Published Date Author: , October 19th, 2014

David - Adam GroffmanEarlier this year there was either a law passed or a minister in Italy who said photographs could be taken in the country’s many museums, including the Accademia Gallery — home of Michelangelo’s David. The news appeared on My Facebook Feed (shameless plug: follow me!) at one point this summer and I just quickly took note without actually following up. But on my recent trip to Italy this month, I heard it verified by some local Florence bloggers: you can now take photographs of Michelangelo’s David (without flash, of course!).

And because photographs of the world’s most beautiful man are now allowed to be taken in the museum, I’m finally sharing my own sneaky snapshots from 2012 ๐Ÿ˜‰

I first visited Florence for two reasons and two reasons only. One because of art. And two because of books. Well, maybe also a third reason: books about art in Florence. I think my desire to visit Florence stemmed from Irving Stone’s The Agony and The Ecstasy…a book I read back in high school. Michelangelo’s passion in that biographical novel was enough to convince me that I needed to see his work in person. And the very first sculpture I remember seeing by Michelangelo was this one, the strangely majestic David.

This article was written by Adam Groffman, author of the internationally popular travel blog, Travels of Adam. Read more here: The World’s Most Beautiful Man Is In Italy.

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Donald Munro said on October 19, 2014, 10:09 pm:

What is fascinating about this staue is that it was made to be viewed from below so the different parts of the body are in different proportions according to where they are in the body

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scott said on October 20, 2014, 12:38 pm:

Have you been there? It really is an almost religious experience to see it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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