Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo’s David
Michelangelo’s ‘David’ statue is probably the most famous nude man of all time.
Few of Michelangelo’s sketches exist, once completed, he often destroyed his designs.
The ‘uncensored version of David is further down the page.David1

Michelangelo wrote over three hundred poems, sonnets and madrigals.

‘Dante’ by: Michelangelo Buonarroti
What should be said of him cannot be said
By too great splendor is his name attended
To blame is easier than those who him offended,
Than reach the faintest glory round him shed.
This man descended to the doomed and dead
For our instruction; then to God ascended
Heaven opened wide to him its portals splendid
Who from his country’s, closed against him, fled.
Ungrateful land! To its own prejudice
Nurse of his fortunes; and this showeth well
That the most perfect most of grief shall see.
Among a thousand proofs let one suffice
That as his exile hath no parallel,
Ne’er walked the earth a greater man than he.
Ungrateful land! To its own prejudice
Nurse of his fortunes; and this showeth well

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