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US principal compelled out in ‘porn’ flap views David statue Lalrp

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ROME — A former Florida college principal who was forced to resign after college students have been proven a picture of Michelangelo’s iconic statue of a nude David seen the masterpiece in particular person on Friday in Florence.

Cecilie Hollberg, who directs the Accademia Gallery in Florence, the place the David is the star attraction, stated that Hope Carrasquilla, her husband and two kids, got here straight to the museum proper after they arrived within the metropolis.

Carrasquilla stepped down as principal of Tallahassee Classical college within the Florida metropolis final month after one guardian claimed the towering sculpture was pornographic. Different dad and mom complained they weren’t notified upfront that their kids can be proven the nude determine throughout a lesson that includes the Renaissance.

Internet hosting Carrasquilla was an “immense pleasure,” the gallery director stated.

“I’m pleased to have the ability to welcome her and introduce her to the beauties of our museum, in addition to displaying her the David, a sculpture that, I repeat as I’ve stated, has nothing to do with pornography,’’ Hollberg stated in a written assertion. “It’s a masterpiece, it represents a spiritual image of purity and innocence, the victory of fine over evil.”

Hollberg added that the work’s nudity “is a transparent expression of the Renaissance, which places man on the focus.”

Michelangelo’s marble sculpture depicts the Biblical David, bare, with a sling over his shoulder and a rock in his hand, prepared for battle with Goliath.

A name to Carrasquilla’s cellular phone went unanswered.

Hollberg famous that presently greater than 50% of the gallery guests come from the US.

“I’m positive that Mrs. Carrasquilla will discover right here, in Florence, the welcome and the solidarity that she deserves,’’ the director added.

The Florida college is attended by some 400 college students from kindergarten via twelfth grade.