Am 8. September 1504 wurde Michelangelos Statue des David feierlich in Florenz enthüllt.
Aus diesem Grund gibt es heute ein sehr schönes Filmzitat aus der US-Serie Lost (Folge: Hearts and Minds), das die Entstehung des Davids zum Thema hat.
Die gesamte Szene anschauen (und hören) kann man hier.
BOONE: We’ve been coming here for two days, just staring at this thing. I’m not really sure what we’re supposed to be doing.
LOCKE: Ludovico Buonarroti.
LOCKE: Michelangelo’s father. He was a wealthy man. He had no understanding of the divinity in his son, so he beat him. No child of his was going to use his hands for a living. So Michelangelo learned not to use his hands. Years later, a visiting Prince came into Michelangelo’s studio and found the master staring at a single 18-foot block of marble. Then he knew the rumors were true that Michelangelo had come in every day for the past four months, stared at the marble, and gone home for his supper. So the Prince asked the obvious, “What are you doing?” And Michelangelo turned around and looked at him and whispered, “Sto lavorando”. “I’m working.” Three years later, that block of marble was the Statue of David.
Die deutsche Übersetzung kann man hier (de.lostpedia.com) finden. (Am Ende von Punkt 3 – Inselabschnitt).