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

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

Cecilie Hollberg, who directs the Accademia Gallery in Florence, the place the David is the star attraction, mentioned that Hope Carrasquilla, her husband and two youngsters, 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 dad or mum claimed the towering sculpture was pornographic. Different dad and mom complained they weren’t notified prematurely that their youngsters could be proven the nude determine throughout a lesson that includes the Renaissance.

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

“I’m pleased to have the ability to welcome her and introduce her to the beauties of our museum, apart from exhibiting her the David, a sculpture that, I repeat as I’ve mentioned, has nothing to do with pornography,’’ Hollberg mentioned 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 focal point.”

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 at present greater than 50% of the gallery guests come from the US.

“I’m certain 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 by means of twelfth grade.

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

Cecilie Hollberg, who directs the Accademia Gallery in Florence, the place the David is the star attraction, mentioned that Hope Carrasquilla, her husband and two youngsters, 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 dad or mum claimed the towering sculpture was pornographic. Different dad and mom complained they weren’t notified prematurely that their youngsters could be proven the nude determine throughout a lesson that includes the Renaissance.

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

“I’m pleased to have the ability to welcome her and introduce her to the beauties of our museum, apart from exhibiting her the David, a sculpture that, I repeat as I’ve mentioned, has nothing to do with pornography,’’ Hollberg mentioned 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 focal point.”

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 at present greater than 50% of the gallery guests come from the US.

“I’m certain 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 by means of twelfth grade.

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

Cecilie Hollberg, who directs the Accademia Gallery in Florence, the place the David is the star attraction, mentioned that Hope Carrasquilla, her husband and two youngsters, 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 dad or mum claimed the towering sculpture was pornographic. Different dad and mom complained they weren’t notified prematurely that their youngsters could be proven the nude determine throughout a lesson that includes the Renaissance.

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

“I’m pleased to have the ability to welcome her and introduce her to the beauties of our museum, apart from exhibiting her the David, a sculpture that, I repeat as I’ve mentioned, has nothing to do with pornography,’’ Hollberg mentioned 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 focal point.”

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 at present greater than 50% of the gallery guests come from the US.

“I’m certain 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 by means of twelfth grade.

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

Cecilie Hollberg, who directs the Accademia Gallery in Florence, the place the David is the star attraction, mentioned that Hope Carrasquilla, her husband and two youngsters, 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 dad or mum claimed the towering sculpture was pornographic. Different dad and mom complained they weren’t notified prematurely that their youngsters could be proven the nude determine throughout a lesson that includes the Renaissance.

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

“I’m pleased to have the ability to welcome her and introduce her to the beauties of our museum, apart from exhibiting her the David, a sculpture that, I repeat as I’ve mentioned, has nothing to do with pornography,’’ Hollberg mentioned 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 focal point.”

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 at present greater than 50% of the gallery guests come from the US.

“I’m certain 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 by means of twelfth grade.

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