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Michelangelo’s David Statue is Recreated Through Technology
Will the Digital Twin of Michelangelo’s David be Useful for Science and Research?
In the Hebrew Scriptures David, is one of the greatest kings, prophets, shepherds, musicians, poets and powerful warriors that existed. Millions today are still enamored with this faithful servant of Jehovah God. #Michelangelo demonstrated his adulation for David by creating this magnificent piece of art. Wikipedia described his innovation, “David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, created in marble between 1501 and 1504 by the Italian artist Michelangelo. David is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marbel statue of the Biblical figure David, a favored subject in the art of Florence.” With such an amazing and rich history surrounding David’s life a digital or physical twin of Michelangelo’s statue will be useful for research and scientific purposes. It will give individuals a closer perspective regarding the recreation of this magnum.
Fascination for Michelangelo’s David was developed during my visit to Livorno, Italy. Florence is about a two-hour drive from Livorno which is a mountainous region. Replicas of the statue of David were in various tourist shops throughout the area of this cherished creation. It was intriguing to see news Anchorwoman Jerickca Duncan of #CBS This Morning do a lead in story that unveiled, “Michelangelo’s David is one of the world’s most famous statues. It’s spectacular. Before the pandemic 1.7 million tourists a year would visit the Accademia Gallery in Florence to see the renaissance masterpiece up close. Chris Livesay shows us how a team of scientists with 3D technology is taking advantage of the museum‘s lockdown to study David like never before.”
The visually, descriptive video of this high-tech #3D printer and what it would accomplish for research in the future was astounding. We receive a clearer personal view of the of the world’s greatest works. CBS News Foreign Correspondent Chris Livesay disclosed, “For five centuries Michelangelo have left us awestruck for his sculptural precision of the human form. And try as they might artists have left us countless copies like this one all be it never with lazer precision like today. Flash photography at a museum can get you some dirty looks. But these cameras are different. Professor Grazia Tucci explained, “This one is a lazer scanner combined with a lazer tracker.” Chris went on to mention, “Inside Florence‘s Museum Professor Grazia Tucci and her team are measuring all fourteen feet of Michelangelo’s David from head to toe with tools normally used to design high tech jet engines. This time they’re designing high tech replicas.” Additionally Tucci added, “We are using a digital twin first. And this will be useful for the scientists, for the researchers and for the monitoring in the future.”
Chris Livesay gave additional details about this idealistic approach by stating, “Microscopic 3D data that can be studied under desktop in unrivaled detail. When you get up close you can see every little detail. The hand of Michelangel himself. Something you normally have to do in person but with a digital twin you won’t have to. They’re also making a physical twin. The next step is to feed the data into a colossal 3-D printer then glaze the synthetic copy in marbel powder.“ Imagine being able to see the final product of this adventurous concept? Celcia Holberg explained, “The final product will star at the Italy Pavilion of the World Fair in #Dubai this October.” Chris then asked Holberg, “Now if this is perfection, how good can a copy really be? Celcia Holberg responded with excitement for this tremendous undertaking, “Even the best copy is still a copy. And that’s the reason why millions of people come every year.”
Will Replicas of Michelangelo’s David Meet the Highest Standards?
Copies of this magnificent sculpture were throughout the area during our visit to Italy. Some were grotesque even to the point of blasphemous. It was a little painful to see such a faithful, prominent #Biblical personage such as David who became a mighty king, be disrespected in such a manner. Chris Livesay agreed as he stated, “Most copies of course are a dime a dozen. Some more profane than sacred. He’s the Biblical hero after all who slayed Goliath. Michelangelo took two years to carve his David out of marbel. Finishing in 1504 and giving birth to the most famous sculpture of the renaissance. Originally placed outside in the center of Florence as a symbol of strength. He was moved to the Accademia Museum in 1873 where he’s lived ever since. And while the statue that will emerge from the 3D printer may not possess the soul of the original. It just might help us see it more clearly. And David’s digital twin should be ready by this spring. And it could become priceless should anything ever happen to the original. Scientists warn that it’s ankles are cracked and if it ever got even sudden stress, it could topple completely.
“Michelangelo’s David Recreated With 3D Technology”
“Microscopic 3D data that can be studied under desktop in unrivaled detail. When you get up close you can see every little detail. The hand of Michelangelo himself. Something you normally have to do in person but with a digital twin you won’t have to. They’re also making a physical twin. The next step is to feed the data into a colossal 3D printer. Then glaze the synthetic copy in marble powder...”
— CBS News Foreign Correspondent Chris Livesay
Getting A Closer Look At Michelangelo’s David
King David Was A Faithful, Prominent Servant of the True God
King David is still admired by many people today as one of the most faithful servants in the Hebrew Scriptures. He was humble and “...a firce fighter on the battlefield who showed endurance under hardships, a leader and commander, strong and unwavering in courage, yet humble enough to acknowledge his mistakes and respect of his gross sins, a man capable of tender compassion and mercy, a lover of truth and righteousness and above all, one with implicit trust and confidence in his God Jehovah.” (Insight in the Scriptures, volume 1, page 585) King David is mentioned in the Bible at Hebrews 11:32 as one of the most faithful servants of the true God. David practiced and lived by the words described at Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen.” (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures) It is not confusing as to why such high tech, time consuming, tender care was taken for Michelangelo’s statue of David. I agree with news Anchor #Vladimir Duthiers’ assessment of this project and the news story that was featured, “l love that Chris said the soul of Michelangelo and David because it really is. When you are up close and seeing it for the first time, it takes your breath away.“ Well said in remembrance of this faithful servant of God.
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“CBS This Morning” Reveals Love For Michelangelo’s David
After the interview Anchorman Vladimir Duthiers expressed this point, “I love that Chris said the soul of Michelangelo and David because it really is. When you are up close and seeing it for the first time, it takes your breath away.
— Temporary Achorman Vladimir Duthiers of “CBS This Morning” news program.
Where Individuals Can See Michelangelo’s Statue of David
|Statue of David||What Time Nexr Year||What Location|
Will appear at Italy’s Pavilion
In October 2021
The World Fair in Dubai
JW.ORG Presents Additional Information on King David
- King David - Google Search
The Bible based website jw.org has additional information and powerful videos on King David such as “David, the Bible ‘s First Real Hero, King David-The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel and a animated Bible series for children on King David.”