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Old 12-14-2008, 06:51 PM
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Anyone know of any good David sculptures besides the big four (Mike, Donatello, Verrochio, Bernini)? And while we're on the subject, which is your fave?

I love the severed head in the Verrochio, but, like the Donatello, cant get past the (un)physiques. I'm kinda worn out on Mike's by the overexposure, but is SO big it has to win. Sorry B, like the intensity but more is, after all, more.

(the reason for all this histry stuff will become apparent hopefully by may).
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:55 PM
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Re: David

Well if you mean to hint that you're going to have your say at it, I say pretty freekin' cool because they need re-visioning.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:28 PM
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Re: David

Antonin Mercie did one in the 1800's that was okay, after he chops Goliath's head off (kinda like your santa so maybe you'll like it)..


I've read my fair share about Mikey and David and am biased, the others are just plain sissified next to it except perhaps Bernini's and his was a little too river dance for me.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:53 PM
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Re: David

Bernini's is the one in the group that looks like he means business. The others look like well concieved sculptures. Mercie's is an interesting study of mood, form, and beauty, but somehow doesn't bring me any closer to imagining that it represents the historical David.

In my estimation, all of these works are great sculptures for varius reasons, but none of them created the definitive David whereby you look at it and acknowledge that must be what David was like. For that, we still await the inspired sculptor...
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:09 PM
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none of them created the definitive David whereby you look at it and acknowledge that must be what David was like. For that, we still await the inspired sculptor...
Perhaps it will take a woman.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:18 PM
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well Roberrrrrr(t) wears a skirt, does that count?
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:34 PM
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Re: David

Often good things come from the times you're working blindfolded and dizzied, thrusting wildly in the air til the donkey tail finally gets pinned to the curtains (remove blindfold, get your bearings and admire the new decor). Other times its nice when something stops you firm by the shoulders and shoves you towards the donkey's ass. Figuration supplies me with that aiming (but I keep the blindfold on because theres nothing better than the surprise at the end of it all).

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Old 12-14-2008, 10:19 PM
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Please tell me you take off the blindfold when you are using the power tools!
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:32 PM
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Anyone know of any good David sculptures besides the big four
Check out the first 30 minutes of “Children of Men”…
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:06 PM
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My Goth, what a bunch of art snobs!
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