Daily Prompt–The Artist’s Eye


Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.)

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ART.

The piece of art that I am drawn to is the sculpture David by Michelangelo. I saw this magnificent work when I was in Florence in 2001. I have never forgotten it. Just remembering  that experience gives me chills.

DavidMichelangelo sculpted David out of marble. It is a massive statue. It captures the moment just before David throws his stones at Goliath. It captures the fleeting moment of indecision that David has. The expression on David’s face is beatific. The eyes are mesmerizing. The muscles are perfect. It is without a doubt one of Michelangelo’s finest sculptures. This sculpture speaks to me.

David is found in the Uffizi Museum in Florence. It stands alone on a pedestal in a room in the Uffizi. You can walk around the statue and view it from every angle. The eyes seem to follow you. It is an unbelievable experience to see this sculpture. It is an experience not to be missed.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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2 Responses to Daily Prompt–The Artist’s Eye

  1. Good choice! Such a beautiful piece of work.

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