365 Days of Art: July 21 – Fun, Bonus Post – Jerusalem Rejects a Gift From Florence

David by Michelangelo, in the Accademia Gallery

Bonus post, because the main post today was so heavy.

July 21, 1995

The city of Florence, Italy offers a gift to the city of Jerusalem: a replica of Michelangelo’s statue of David, which Jerusalem rejects because they find it pornographic. They do agree to accept a different, fully clothed statue instead.