September 13, 1503

On September 13, 1503, Michelangelo began working on his magnum opus, his marble statue of David. Two years later when he finished and unveiled his masterpiece to the world and everyone came running to look at it, it is rumored that Leonardo da Vinci took one look at it and said, “Michelango, your model, he musta been chilly, yes?” But Lisa del Giocondo replied to Leonardo, “Yeah, but dat ass, Leo, dat ass.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
This entry was posted in 16th Century, Historical Facts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *