Thursday 31st of July 2014

selling weapons to the dick-less...

dick weapon

Italy's culture minister has expressed outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.

Dario Franceschini said the image was offensive and violated the law.

A number of Italian media web sites carried the image of the advertisement showing David holding a bolt-action rifle.

The advertisement, from Illinois-based ArmaLite, carries the line "a work of art" in promoting the $3,000 rifle.

Mr Franceschini urged the company to withdraw the advertisement for the AR-50A1.

He said in a tweet: "The image of David, armed, offends and infringes the law. We will take action against the American company so that it immediately withdraws its campaign."
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26501460


La contestata pubblicità del David col fucile

L'ha realizzata un'azienda americana e in Italia in molti hanno chiesto che venga ritirata

8 marzo 2014

Venerdì 7 marzo il settimanale l’Espresso ha pubblicato le immagini di una campagna pubblicitaria dell’azienda americana produttrice di armi ArmaLite. Nelle immagini si vede un fotomontaggio del David di Michelangelo che stringe in mano un fucile prodotto dall’azienda. Sotto, una scritta definisce l’arma “un’opera d’arte”. L’immagine è stata pubblicata da alcune riviste specializzate americane, come Rifle Firepower. Nonostante questa diffusione decisamente limitata, nelle ultime ore ci sono state critiche molto forti alla campagna da parte del mondo politico e della tutela dei beni artistici italiani
http://www.ilpost.it/2014/03/08/david-armato-pubblicita/

Last summer, Okuizumo town in western Shimane Prefecture, a location of less than 15,000 residents, received a replica of Michelangelo’s sculpture David, with some of the locals asking now for the naked work of art to wear pants.

The city received a five-meter tall replica of Italian artist Michelangelo’s sculpture David, made during Renaissance, as well as a replica of Greek masterpiece Venus de Milo, both of them as donations coming from a businessman who used to live in the area.

The statues were placed in a large public park, where there are also a full-size running track, a baseball stadium, tennis courts, a mountain bike course and a play area for children.

“Some people have told the town’s legislators that toddlers are afraid of the statues because they are so big and they appeared unexpectedly over the summer. They are statues of unclothed humans, and such pieces of art work are very rare in our area. Some people apparently said the statues might not be good for their children,” town official Yoji Morinaga said.

While some of the people were happy for the new works of art, others stated that David should wear underpants in order to keep his modesty, according to the international press.

“It is the first time we have had anything like this in our town. Perhaps people were perplexed,” Morinaga said.

http://www.tokyotimes.com/2013/michelangelos-david-to-wear-pants-in-japanese-town/

 

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As you may have noted, the statue's genitalia have been covered with a crude fig lead... As per the article above, many countries still find the display of male genitalia at rest quite offensive... As the arm factory probably  wants to sell this weapon to country such as the Emirates and the Saudis, there is a prudish side to the advert... We can show you a deadly weapon that is a sordid invention of humans while we can't show you what nature created...

The original advert is a perversion of life... "A work of art"? A weapon? A nasty piece of shit...

 

the original piece of shit...

piece of crap

 

picture at top is a "Mischief by Gus Leonisky". Picture above is the original advert... I hate guns. 

david's achilles heel...

 

Experts in Italy have warned one of the world's most famous statues, Michelangelo's David, is in danger of collapsing because it has weak ankles.

They believe the 4.34 metre tall statue of the naked boy-warrior is vulnerable because of its forward-leaning pose and the poor quality marble used by Michelangelo.

David was completed by Michelangelo in 1504, more than 500 years ago, from a single block of marble.

It spent centuries outdoors battling the elements and suffered damage during a riot in 1527 and a protest by an Italian painter who smashed off a toe with a hammer in 1991.

The statue only recently underwent a year of restoration work and was unveiled in 2011 after restorers painstakingly cleaned off grime and sulphate deposits.

It was during this process the stress on the statue's ankles was first noticed.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/michaelangelo27s-david-at-risk-of-collapse/5424994


David's Achilles Heel? Possibly from wearing too much weaponry... see image at top... Having white marble "in my kitchen" from the same Italian quarry as "the David", I am interested in knowing why stress cracks are starting to appear... Marble is a soft stone that can easily be damaged by acids including vinegar. Removing the sulphate deposits and over cleaning can damage the marble as well.