The “secret” David in the heart of the Apuan Alps: an explosion of colors in the Carrara quarries

Eduardo Kobra's David in Carrara - © Matteo Dunchi
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Michelangelo’s David has returned «home», it is the protagonist of a mural ten meters high and twelve meters long that stands out not on the wall of a metropolis but in the midst of the sparkling white of a quarry of precious marble. The creator is the internationally renowned Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra who has been touring the world for years filling the walls of cities with his colorful characters, so that they can be inspiring for those who look at them.

In June 2017, the artist arrived in Italy and put himself to the test by creating an extraordinary work with a very deep symbolic meaning. He painted the famous «David by Michelangelo Buonarroti», reinterpreting it with his harlequin colors on one of the highest walls of the Gualtiero Corsi quarry, in the splendid setting of the Apuan Alps, between Massa and Carrara. A tiring job, under the sun, which the artist did all by himself climbing the white wall every day.

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The mural was created in collaboration with the Municipality of Massa, as part of the TV series “Muro”, curated by David Diavù Vecchiato and created by Level 33 exclusively for Sky Arte HD. The place where the David is located can be reached on foot in about fifty minutes along the paths that start from the towns of Bedizzano or Colonnata.