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Michelangelo's David Has an Achilles Heel Options
Daemon
Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Michelangelo's David Has an Achilles Heel

Well, technically, it is more like Achilles ankles. Experts say the Renaissance masterpiece is at risk of collapsing under its own weight because of the stress placed on the sculpture's weak ankles. Micro-fractures and cracks are appearing in both of David's legs as well as the carved tree stump behind the figure's right leg. Though it might escape the layman's eye, the statue is carved of poor quality marble. This, compounded by the centuries-old statue's great weight—upward of 6 tons—and off-center pose, means that an earthquake or even nearby roadwork could cause the figure to topple. More...
Professor
Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:40:04 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Michelangelo's Has an Achilles Heel

Well, technically, it is more like Achilles ankles. Experts say the Renaissance masterpiece is at risk of collapsing under its own weight because of the stress placed on the sculpture's weak ankles. Micro-fractures and cracks are appearing in both of 's legs as well as the carved tree stump behind the figure's right leg. Though it might escape the layman's eye, the statue is carved of poor quality marble. This, compounded by the centuries-old statue's great weight—upward of 6 tons—and off-center pose, means that an earthquake or even nearby roadwork could cause the figure to topple. More...


It is an amazing work of art as we all know, but unless you have been there to see it in person, you can't imagine its grandeur, size and pure beauty. It stands 17 feet tall and it is perfect in every detail from the veins on his arms to the tips of his toes. It is a must see for everyone.

"You reveal your character by what you do with what you have."
monamagda
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If, with a marble of poor quality, only now, after 514 years, is beginning to present cracks, imagine if the marble were of an excellent quality...... ETERNAL!!! As its glorious!!




I love his handsome face!!
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