My first reaction was wow. I began tearing up as I turned the corner and laid eyes on David. Michelangelo was incredible talented and though I understood that through classes and hearing about him I did not fully appreciate it until I went to Italy and saw his work first hand. No pictures or descriptions can do Michelangelo’s David justice. The gleaming white marble is chiseled to perfection down to small details such as veins. The scale of David is satisfyingly overpowering. After spending an hour with David I feel like we had built a relationship. Unfortunately, I still don’t have the answer to whether the sculpture is before or after Goliath.