Fair enough. Thanks Rickard.
Rickard Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>On Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:15:46 +0100, David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>wasn't completion accomplished in two *years*, not two days ?
>>On 1 October 2012 01:59, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> No indications that I know of. It is fairly well accepted that the right
>>> hemisphere is responsible for creativity, and physiologically we know that
>>> the left hand is "controlled" or whatever the right word is, by the right
>>> hemisphere. It is of course not the case that all artists and creative
>>> people are left handed. However, left handed artists have a leg or hand up
>>> in terms of major genius. Eg., one can make a plausible case for
>>> Michelangelo's being the greatest sculptor ever, and David's being his
>>> greatest work. When he did the statue he did not do what every sculptor
>>> does for a work that size, ie. a preliminary scale model to work out all
>>> the problems. Furthermore he accepted to work on a stone which had already
>>> been started by another sculptor for a statue of David. That is the cause
>>> for the one "flaw" in the statue, a slightly smaller than appropriate chest
>>> cavity. Also, he did the statue in some phenomenal time frame, like 48
>>> hours straight. It's a whole since I've looked at the material so I'm not
>>> confident of the exact details. From what I have studied, that kind of
>>> phenomenal performance is limited to lefties. I'm no expert so I stand (or
>>> sit) to be corrected there too. It would stand to be reasonable to
>>> investigate whether TWL is the work of a leftie. Was
>>> Pound left handed?
>The history of the statue begins before Michelangelo's work on it from 1501
>Eager to continue their project, in 1464, the Operai contracted Agostino to
>create a sculpture of David. A block of marble was provided, from a quarry
>in Carrara, a town in the Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany. Agostino only got
>as far as beginning to shape the legs, feet and the torso, roughing out some
>drapery and probably gouging a hole between the legs. His association with
>the project ceased, for reasons unknown, with the death of Donatello in
>1466, and ten years later Antonio Rossellino was commissioned to take up
>where Agostino had left off.
>David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and
>1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft)
>marble statue of a standing male nude.
>The statue is unusually slender (front to back) in comparison to its height.
>This may be the result of the work that had been done on the block before
>Michelangelo began carving it.
>The majority of his weight is on his back leg, staying consistent with the
>Renaissance practice of depicting its subjects in recoiled, calm positions,
>just prior to action. It is a representation of the moment between conscious
>choice and conscious action.
>Between the idea
>And the reality
>Between the motion
>And the act
>Falls the Shadow
> For Thine is the Kingdom