Saturday, July 25, 2009

Donatello's David has been restored

You can lea-eave your hat on... you can leave your hat on!

And this uninhibited lad most certainly did, way back before the song came out.

He was probably sick and tired through the centuries of being upstaged by the other David, the hatless, larger, and more aggressive sculpture by Michelangelo. So this production of the bodacious Tuscan Donatello had some work done in order to compete in the world of masculine beauty. Where he is certainly a strong contender, if I may say so myself.

The recently restored bronze boy is showing his stuff at the Bargello Museum in Florence until November 23rd of this year.