We were just there a couple of weeks ago, and you don't expect it to be as impressive as it is because of course you've seen it a million times, but good Lord. It is impossible to do justice. I only stopped looking because my neck started to hurt after 30 mins.
My favorite bit was [this indentation](https://i.imgur.com/N9t4Dzw.jpg
) in the sling. That hand doesn't get nearly as much attention.
His butt is also quite something. Respect.
When you sculpt with clay or other material you can add, shape, remove, etc. How is this even possible with marble?
Thought David was overrated and was ready to be underwhelmed. Boy, was I wrong. A million pictures could never convey how amazing this piece is in person.
For some reason it's weird to think that people have been the exact same for 500 years. It's easier to grasp when you see them naked and not in old timey clothes
And that was a sculpture made from a split block of marble that most people thought was pretty much unusable.
A great memory I have of my father is traveling with the family to Italy to visit my sister during her Junior Year abroad.
I was 12 and being bratty about being dragged to so many museums. We went to see David and I was characteristically mopey until my father called me over and said, "You like cartoons, right? Well, David is proportioned like a cartoon—big hands and feet so even from far below, Michelangelo could show off his skill. Look at his hand. Do you see the way the skin stretches over veins and bone and muscle? That's solid stone all the way through. Isn't it the most magnificient thing you've ever seen?" And I was transfixed. Indeed, it was the most magnificent thing I'd ever seen, and for years, even now, after he's long gone, I cite that as the moment my father ushered in a life-long love of and appreciation for the Old Masters.
anyone else sexually attracted to this.i think its my orientation