Observational sketches of Michelangelo's David

Following my recent idea and proposal to create a melting wooden version of Michelangelo's David, which was incited by my first encounter with Michelangelo's David in January 2014, I visited the original sculpture again at the Academia Gallery in Florence in order to get to know him better. Making observational sketches enabled me a moment to familiarise myself with the forms and folds of David. During this sketching session, I learnt how intricate every detail Michelangelo made upon the surface of David's stone. It took me a few attempts to get the proportions right - I did not have my glasses (for long distance) with me, and my partner at the time will confirm how frustrated I got! Once I

by Hollie Mackenzie

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