Italian Art Class 2017
You know that feeling that you get as a child on Christmas morning, and you just cannot wait any longer, and you just want to bust into your Christmas presents? This is the feeling I got at the Academia Gallery yesterday. This gallery houses Michelangelo’s David Sculpture, but it also has Michelangelo’s slave sculptures. Michelangelo is such a magnificent artist that his work is still debated about today! These slave sculptures split the art world in half! Some people say they are complete and some people think the are not. Regardless if they are or aren’t, if these sculptures do not move you, than you have not looked at them long enough!
There are four slave sculptures, and a sculpture of Pieta and Jesus. The two that I found the most influential were the one of the slaves and the Pietra. The Pieta sculpture is one that Jesus is finished. Therefore, he has been buffed out, and has less, if not any chisel marks on him. However, the two Mary sculptures in the background are both not nearly as refined. It is just such a wonderful way to show the feeling that the two Mary’s might have been feeling, even though they knew that Jesus was there to save them! Also the sentiment for Jesus to be fully refunded, and close to glowing around the two women, is just a wonderful sight to see. Especially as a Christian!
After the Academia Gallery, we walked through Brunesllesci's perfect Renaissance Piazza. After that, we went to the Bargello Gallery, and saw a few more of Michelangelo's sculptures. However Donatello's David sculptures, and Vecchio's David sculptures, where both within this Gallery as well. At the end of the day we got to experience the Santa Croce Basilica, and Museum. In all it was a wonderful day, except for it being a little rainy!