Waiting for Donatello's David
On the occasion of the 65ᵃ edition of the "David di Donatello Awards", broadcast on Rai Uno on Friday 8 May, the Bargello Museums dedicate a series of insights to the original of the Renaissance bronze statue
On the occasion of the 65ᵃ edition of the "David di Donatello Awards", broadcast on Rai Uno on Friday 8th May, the Bargello Museums dedicate a series of insights to the original of the Renaissance bronze statue from which the film award took its name and form.
Waiting for the television event in which the excellence of Italian cinema will be rewarded with the famous golden statuette that recalls the American Oscar in size, but Donatello's masterpiece in shape and name, the Bargello Museums will offer its audience a series of thematic insights dedicated to the David. And, since they cannot yet open the entrance doors of the Bargello National Museum, they will virtually bring the "original" David into the homes of Italians through their digital channels.
On the official website www.bargellomusei.beniculturali.it will be published news, insights and photo albums through which to learn more about the history and iconography of David. The Instagram @bargellomuseums channel, instead, will tell the David, exploring the many reasons that have made this work an art star.
From the Instagram profile of the Bargello Museums, a photographic call has already started in which all the Igers are invited to post and share the photos of Donatello's David from their photographic archives and which will be republished and shared in the stories of the @bargellomuseums on Friday 8th. A way to see the David di Donatello through the eyes of visitors and enthusiasts and share together the images of an icon that belongs a bit to all of us.
Prototype of beauty, emblem of heroism, symbol of power but also of freedom: the David di Donatello is all this and more. In its long history, which began in Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance, it arrived at the Bargello Museum and continued its virtual journey, earning a worldwide reputation - not a masterpiece among many, but a monument to human ingenuity, its potential and its greatness.