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|12-31-2007 04:13 PM|
|12-31-2007 03:32 PM|
Thanks, that's neat to know!
YK, as far as the uncovered glans goes - my oldest 2 are circ'ed, and the 2 little guys are intact - and something in me just finds it, well, 'less indecent', when they are running around nakey. ( compared to when the big ones did - they don't anymore LOL! they both probably have hair now - not that I've SEEN!)
|12-31-2007 02:37 PM|
oooh! Art major here!
He was copying the older greek style, which revered the idolized "perfect" body- if he were cut, he would not be "perfect." He would be positively indecent to the Greeks that saw him. Exposing the glans was seen as animalistic and gross. (I don't know when it became Jewish custom to remove more than just the tip)... Oh, and the model Mikey worked with would have been intact as well.
The proportions of David's body are totally different from the Greeks because the statue was meant to stand on top of a building. His head/face/hands are bigger than lower torso and legs to fool perspective- so that when gazing UP at the statue, he looks to be in proportion, hence a smaller penis than his hands/head would suggest with Greek proportions.
|12-31-2007 02:23 PM|
|12-31-2007 02:16 PM|
Well.... DH has decided to restore, & was struck by a thought, ...is Michelangelo's David circ'ed? King David was Jewish. He found a picture & he is intact. .....Does anyone know the history of this? Just curious!!
Or was it just a snip that only took off the over-hang?!?