On Sunday we visited the Victoria & Albert museum in London – great institution appalling catering. As can be seen I took a walk around the cast Cast Court where you can see full scale casts of some of the greatest western art ever created including the most famous sculptures of a young King David by Michelangelo and Donatello. This does raise an interesting question as to what level of artistic merit do either cast possess? They clearly aren’t the originals and yet standing in front of both I found myself full of wonder at the level of artistic brilliance they display as well as there clear sexual potency. Another interesting point is that the copy of the Michelangelo sculpture is actually a copy of a sculpture that no longer exists – the original was damaged in 1991 in an attack.
I have no answer to this question as I have neither the art historical depth nor expertise to even try to attempt an answer. What they both facsimile s do is provide a glimpse of the great heights humans can reach if they don’t spend all their time with heads up their own arses.