After reading a rather interesting article titled “Why Aren’t Classical Statues Very Well Endowed”, it had me looking back through my photos of my trip to Florence, Italy. Check out the article.
So I thought I would share some of those photos with you. I know you want to see them!
Now obviously, the Statue of David is not in these photos as you can’t take photos in the museum.
Above: Fountain of Neptune, otherwise known as the Fountain of the Fork
Above: This is the Fountain of Bacchus which represents Braccio di Bartolo, part of the court of Cosimo I de’Medici. He is depicted as naked and drunk with wine, riding a turtle (don’t ask me why, I don’t know!).
Above: Replica statue of David
Above: Hercules and Cacus (1533)
Loggia dei Lanzi is an open air museum next to the Piazza del Signoria.
Above: Perseus holding the decapitated head of Medusa (in bronze) (1554)
Above: Rape of the Sabine Women (1583)
Above: Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus
And then there were other statues around Florence.
So after inspecting a number of classical male statues …… well I’ll leave it for you to decide!