David by Michelangelo (1501-1504) at the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence
Dared to sneak a snap of this magnificent young hero
Will I be confined?
I hope not.
Daring does feel good.
Pietà (1498-1499) by Michelangelo Buonarotti, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
Don’t be surprised if your eyes well up. Being in it’s presence is an intensely emotional experience.
I was told that Michelangelo was just 24 when he completed this masterpiece. Does that make it a case of divine intervention? We shall never know but can for sure presume.
Also this happens to be the only work that Michelangelo ever signed.