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Michelangelo’s David Re-Imagined with Numerous Tiny Faces

David / Self-portrait 11 is an intriguing redesign of Michelangelo's David that features dozens of sculptor Caspar Berger's own face. The bronze bust is an artistic re-imagining from Berger's ongoing Self-portraits series that offers a surreal take on a classic work of art. Despite seeming somewhat off from a distance, the sculptural portrait is in fact a presentation of both David and Berger himself. Upon closer inspection, one can see that the “skin” is an unconventional formation of tiny faces, made in the likeness of the artist.

Rather than simply reconfiguring the famous statue in a different medium, Berger has chosen to reshape its composition and texture with multiples of his own facial features. The thought-provoking piece leads one to question whether the intention behind the artist's decision to incorporate his own face into David's is a symbolic gesture. Is Berger himself the subject? Is he part of the art or is the art part of him?

Caspar Berger website
via [L'acte Gratuit]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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