17 May 2008

"The Original Big Guy" by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Perhaps the most famous statue in the world today is the Statue of David by Michelangelo.

In 1501 Michelangelo was commissioned to create the David by the Arte della Lana di Firenze; Michelangelo broke away from the traditional way of representing David, Michelangelo placed his David in the most perfect contraposto, as in the most beautiful Greek representations of heroes. The muscles and the tendons are developed only to the point where they can still be interpreted as the perfect instrument for a strong will, and not to the point of becoming individual self-governing forms. Once the statue was completed, a committee of the highest ranking citizens and artists decided that it must be placed in the main square of the town, in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Town Hall. It was the first time since antiquity that a large statue of a nude was to be exhibited in a public place...

....however, he gave David a micro-phallus, well fuck that noise! This David-loving son of a bitch wants a fat hard one on that guy, and where there is a will, there is a way! Now at last, David is a MAN!

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni for the original statue
Princeton University for the pre-editing 3D mesh


Smaller indoor version: The "Little" Big Guy