Day Two

There is no way to describe how unreal seeing the David in person is. I have been learning about the subject for what seems like years now, and it honestly took my breath away. Day two, we visited the Ufizzi, and also the Academy Gallery to view works by various Italian Masters. Other than David, an excited aspect was seeing numerous painting which I referenced and studied throughout my art history publication process. Over the course of the last year, I worked under the mentorship of Professor Cadero-Gillette studying European playing cards ranging in date from 14th to the 18th century. The main focus of my study was actually a Florentine Minchiate deck that I privately viewed at Harvard University Art Museums. A rainy walk home followed. I’m basically a local now!