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David: The neglected block of marble given to the 26-year old Michelangelo to complete

AUGUST 16, ON THIS DAY Michelangelo was famously quoted as saying: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to release it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set it free”. On this day, 16 August, 1501 Michelangelo signs a contract …

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