Florence Mayor Addressed Chelyabinsk Residents [Video]

The authorities of the Italian city of Florence reacted to the appearance in Chelyabinsk of graffiti depicting a sculpture of David, echochel reports. The mural depicting David by the Italian sculptor Michelangelo was created in 2020 on the Rostelecom building in Chelyabinsk. A team of artists from Graffiti Russia worked on the project and sent a letter to the authorities of Florence with a photo of the mural.  

The graffiti depicts antique David in a stylish business suit with the attributes of modern life, wireless headphones and a tablet. The creators used 120 litres of paint for the drawing of 350 square metres. In response, the mayor of the city, Dario Nardella, sent a video message to the residents of Chelyabinsk.

“I looked with admiration at the beautiful mural in your city. It is a great honour for Florence and its inhabitants to become a part of your daily life thanks to the significant symbol of our culture, Michelangelo’s David,” the mayor said.

Nardella expressed his confidence that works of art like murals can inspire people to explore Italian attractions. He also expressed his hope for cooperation with the authorities of Chelyabinsk in the field of culture and innovation and wished David to become a symbol of the common victory over the virus.

“Long live Chelyabinsk, long live Florence!” completed his video message the mayor.

Ru-Main, 07.04.2021 

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