Arguably the most important statues every commissioned were dreamed up and created in Italy. From the David’s of Michelangelo, Bernini, and Donatello to Da Vinci’s Horse, the world’s most famous artists have created masterpieces requested by the state’s most powerful and wealthy figures.
Today is no different.
Mario Balotelli has been out of the headlines for the most part in recent weeks, other than situations he can not control. But alas! He has thrown himself back out there in the way we have come to know and love. According to multiple reports, Balotelli will be commissioning a life size statue of himself in his famous “flex pose” from his goal in the 2012 Euro’s. This is fantastic. Apparently he has contacted a local artist in his home town of Brescia to create this masterpiece that will portray him “as an athlete from ancient times and the statue will be a mix of classical and pop style in platinum and coloured bronze with the eyes made of stones” according to the unnamed sculptor. Whatever that means. Maybe the body will be sculpted of precious marble quarried miles away, and then his boots will be chromed out and his eyes just straight diamonds, son. All we can do now is sit back and wait for this classic to be unveiled in what will no doubt blow the doors off the art community. We can only imagine what this will turn out to be, so that is exactly what we will do….
One can only hope and pray. Thank you, Mario, for keeping the world exciting.