Art The Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David in the version of Blu
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The Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David in the version of Blu

Giulia Guido
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The Venus de Milo with gold jewelry, a Chanel bag on the shoulder and a dog in tow with a Michelangelo’s David with a beer in one hand, cross around the neck and intent to take a selfie. The two statues, icons of Italian art in the world, are the subject of the new mural by Blu, a Bolognese street artist known worldwide. To frame the two masterpieces of the past like a frieze, there are disturbing figurines with a monstrous appearance: some intent to fill shopping carts, while others throw bombs and drive tanks.

The work, which began about three months ago, covers the facade of the former Quarticciolo police headquarters, in Piazza Quarticciolo, in the East Rome area. The six-level-high building, now inhabited by about twenty families, has become a blank canvas for the artist who never loses the opportunity to make political references and social criticism with his works. So, in a society based on frenetic consumers, even masterpieces of art are covered with useless objects, because the important thing is to appear and not to be.

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Written by Giulia Guido
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