The twin sculpture "David" by Michelangelo was unveiled at Expo 2020 Dubai
The Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai witnessed the installation of an impressive five-meter-high 3D version of Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture, as a cultural landmark at the next World Expo and a distinct addition to the vibrant and thriving art scene in the United Arab Emirates.
The accurate reproduction took months of hard work by artists and innovators, including 40 hours of digitally scanning the original 16th-century work of marble in Florence and creating a three-dimensional digital model with a resolution of 146th of a millimeter; Production is carried out by one of the largest 3D printers in the world; And hours of manual labor to add the finishing touches.
The twin sculpture was unveiled at the ceremony announcing the completion of the Italy Pavilion, in the presence of His Excellency Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, and both His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence General Commissioner of Expo 2020 Dubai;
His Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai;
Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth;
His Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, along with Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence;
Paolo Glenci, Commissioner General of Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai.
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