“You’re as beautiful as David!” (Sei bello come il David)

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“You’re as beautiful as David!” (Sei bello come il David)

David, how beautiful you are !

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It may come as no surprise that a classic Italian complement may be comparing one’s beauty to Michelangelo’s David, but you might not quite get the weight of such a saying without understanding just how beautiful David is;

that is, despite what some may say about the size of ‘certain’ parts of him if you catch my drift…

He was in fact considered the paragon of male beauty during the Renaissance. Yet to put things into perspective, let’s just say he must be beautiful enough to inspire Celine Dion to do a photo shoot last June with the 18-foot-tall replica at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, where she was quoted saying, “I wished I could be in David’s arms”…

And so it appears that with Celine Dion, her wish is David’s command. So even half a millennium later, viewers still swoon at his marbled-sculpted form, making Florence’s Accademia di Belle Arti perhaps the most visited museum in all of Italy.

2015-10-25T11:19:01+00:00 March 26th, 2015|