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Donatello's David undergoes pre-restoration tests.

www.ansa.it reports that the first free-standing nude statue since ancient times and the first major work of Renaissance sculpture, Donatello's David, will go through 'X-rays and other diagnostic tests ahead of a major restoration that is scheduled to start next summer.' (Full text below the break.) See Donatello's David given check- up, Bronze statue undergoes pre- restoration tests. Numerous images, from all angles, with closeups, may be found at Donatello, (1386 - 1466), The Bronze David.


AUDIO:

Here's a clip of Sir Kenneth Clark's brief description of the statue (mp3 audio file here).


1 comments so far:
    Ma Tucker September 26, 2007 at 11:28 PM , said...

    David? more like Davina with giblets:-)

     

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