As if 500 years of being nude isn’t controversy enough. David, the sculptured masterpiece by Michelangelo, is said to have stirring emotions that clash and trigger mental imbalances in overly sensitive and cultivated onlookers. “I’ve called it the David Syndrome. It causes mind-bending symptoms and affects mostly those travelling on their own or in couples,” says one psychologist.
The artistic intoxication is caused by a combination of several things, including the stress of the trip, an “overdose” of beautiful art and the degree of sensitivity of the person. It is one of the top tier masterpieces in the world, a universal art token, conceivably expected to cause a little bit of madness for unsuspecting spectators.