Posted by: ramrajya | July 12, 2012

Sculptor Michelangelo’s masterpiece David.

Sculptor Michelangelo’s masterpiece David.

மைக்கேல் ஆஞ்சலோவின் உயிருள்ள சிற்பங்கள்.

Michelangelo’s David, housed in Florence’s Accademia Gallery, is one of the most famous works of art, period. People who come to Florence, even those who don’t know what else to see, will almost always express a desire to see the original David (the one outside Palazzo Vecchio is, of course, a marble copy).


Most people know that this work is a masterpiece by Michelangelo begun in the year 1501, that it’s sculpted in marble, it’s over life-size, and that it represents the biblical figure of David, who killed the giant Goliath with a stone from his slingshot.


The 15th century marble statue is among 67 masterpieces by renowned artists, mostly famous works from the Renaissance period, which have been brought to Beijing as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the National Museum of China. CCTV covered the genitals with a digital mosaic while broadcasting images from the museum on July 09, 2012 morning.


BEIJING: Revealing its prudish side, state-run China Central TV this week blurred the genitals of Michelangelo’s masterpiece David during a programme on an art festival in Beijing, where the sculpture is on full view for those visiting the exhibition.


The 15th century marble statue is among 67 masterpieces by renowned artists, mostly famous works from the Renaissance period, which have been brought to Beijing as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the National Museum of China. CCTV covered the genitals with a digital mosaic while broadcasting images from the museum on Monday morning.


CCTV’s decision to treat the Italian master’s 17-foot work, which was flown down from a Florence museum, like porn material spread like wildfire over Chinese internet almost immediately. The TV station reacted quickly to the criticism and removed the digital mosaic in its Monday evening bulletin, which showed the statue as it is.


But interest in the CCTV move continued with several thousands of people speculating about why this was done. Sina micro blogs that follow the Twitter pattern reported that searches with keywords, “CCTV adds mosaic to statue” became the third most important search on10-7-2012 Tuesday.


Let us appreciate the beautiful hand work of sculptor Michelangelo and also see some of his lively sculptures thro my video.









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