Sunday, July 27, 2008

Of David and the Renaissance man


My second visit to the National Museum, I met David again. No, David is not my friend, it is a stature, symbolising strength and human beauty. David is familiar to me for I have already seen him back during my primary school times, and only vaguely remembered that he was one of the two masterpieces from Michelangelo, Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer.

Seeing him in ‘person’ for the second time this year, I felt an affinity to him and I felt that I must do justice to him by knowing more about him:

David was actually a young Israeli King, and the stature portrayed his form before his battle with Goliath, a Philistine warrior. The stature symbolized the defence of civic liberties

Turning back to its sculptor, Michelangelo, modern man should take a leaf from this man who is commonly known as a Renaissance man. A Renaissance man is a Polymath, a man who excels in multiple fields. I would definitely aspire to be a Renaissance man as it means trying all aspects of life and living life to the fullest.

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