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Ceramics and David

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On Wednesday evening we went to a ceramics studio to learn about the history of ceramics in Italy. The artist, Enzo, taught us how to paint a traditional Florentine design on our plates. It was quite stressful to try and get it right but in the end, our plates looked almost professional.

For Art History class on Thursday, we had a private guide around the Palazzo Strozzi, a contemporary art museum. We saw the ‘Le Sculture Muoiono’ exhibition, which was very interesting. All of the art challenged our ideas of what sculpture meant and it was intriguing to compare what we saw to all the medieval and renaissance art we’ve seen in the past two weeks. In the afternoon we visited the Leather School and got to see all the different types of leather used. 

We visited the Accademia museum to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’. It was an amazing site to see and we all agreed that the statue lives up to the hype. We also saw lots more art and plaster casts of scupltures. I really liked the collection of unfinished sculptures by Michelangelo because they seemed very modern, even though they were made a long time ago.

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