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David-Apollo side view

David-Apollo side view

Michelangelo's David-Apollo

Michelangelo’s David-Apollo

One of the reasons I wanted to get down to the National Gallery this past weekend was to see Michelangelo’s David-Apollo (c. 1530) that is currently on loan from Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence until March 3rd.    It is a wonderful example of Michelangelo’s work and of his habit of working  non-finito (unfinished or incomplete).  You can see in the side view the stone left uncut in the back of the sculpture.  He leaves much to the viewer’s imagination, wondering what was his intent.  You can learn much  more by clicking this NGA link.

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