“Sculpture Shock” Redux Michelangelo’s “other” David gets pixel bikini on Chinese television


However elusive, modesty is still a virtue. Artlyst reports that it’s a virtue especially cherished by China’s CCTV television station, as it appears that Michelangelo’s nudes continue to provoke 500 years on. This time it’s the Renaissance Master’s “other,” earlier, David, the David Apollion, which has been on display in Florence for as many years – which has caused enough of a stir to warrant Chinese state television censors placing a pixel fig-leaf on the marble statue. The statue appears in a show to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the National Museum of China – 67 other Renaissance Masterpieces by Botticelli, Da Vinci, Raffaello and … Michelangelo are on display. The digital fig-leaf was placed on news coverage of the exhibition. It was “removed” in subsequent broadcasts.

Photo via Artlyst.
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