When asked how Michelangelo carved his statue of David, he is reported to have said, "It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn't look like David."
Whether he said that or not,
this work of art is amazing. This is the photo I took when we visited this museum in Florence, Accademia Gallery.
This, however, is not that museum and this is not Michelangelo's David.
This is a replica of the original.
This gives you some idea of just how huge this thing is . . . and what a feat it must have been to chip away what didn't look like David.
In the event you are in London, not able to get to Florence, and can't see the real thing, beginning November 29, this duplicate of David will be on display at the V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum.
No, it's not the de facto David, but it is a plaster cast of the original and no doubt also a work of art.