The ties that bind Florence and the Versilia area, were carved in stone – marble, to be exact, first by Michelangelo, who came here to select the pure white Carrara marble for some of his most famous works, and then by generations of successive artists and sculptors who came here to find their “prima materia.”
Forte dei Marmi, today a chic beachside community, was the port from which the marble departed on its journey to Florence, down the coast and then up the Arno river. The city celebrates the close rapport with an exhibition called “Michelangelo a Forte dei Marmi.” The Studio D’Arte Massimo Galleni in Pietrasanta has offered three plaster casts, one the David, a Bacchus and a bust of the Renaissance master.
Getting the David into the Fortino was, in itself a small feat of engineering – as you can see in the photo above, but now, inside the Fortino, visitors can get a close up view of the David from all sides.
The opening reception is tonight, the 19th of July, 2013, at 6:30pm.
Visit the website of the Studio D’Arte Massimo Galleni, linked here.
“Michelangelo a Forte dei Marmi”
From the 19th of July to the 6th of October, 2013
Forte dei Marmi
Tel.: 0584 280292 – 280253
Tues, from 9:30am to 1pm and from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
FREE and open to the public.
For all our posts about Forte dei Marmi visit the webpage, linked here.