大衛的手

大衛的手
The Hand of David

40x50cm、50x70cm,照片,2017

現代與傳統的價值觀、審美觀有所差異,網路資訊更是摻雜許許多多奇怪的討論與研究。男性手的大小與陰莖大小成正比的都市傳說,在這個世代常常拿出來說嘴,網路上也充滿討論的文章,還有取樣研究過的資料。古希臘的雕刻在生殖器上通常會縮小比例,認為大而無當、小而美,較小的生殖器代表有越高的社會地位價值,反而較大的表示愚笨好色、醜陋野蠻。米開朗基羅的大衛像在身體比例上有論述說到:手和頭特別的大,為的是要方便由下而上欣賞,而生殖器刻意縮小是要表現出大衛的心神。這件作品,調整了歷史上知名的手與陰莖比率差異最大的大衛像,保留大衛像的神性,修改了手部的大小來符合現代流行的這個說詞。

Moral value and aesthetic view are different between modern and traditional societies. Today, the internet is full of data, research, all kind of information, and of course, a lot of funny and strange discussion. The urban myth of the correlation between the size of a man’s hand and the size of his genitals is commonly being discussed in this generation, you can even find studies and articles around this topic in the Internet.

On the ancient Greek sculpture, part of genitals seemed made smaller on purpose. Historian Paul Chrystal mentioned in his book In Bed with the Ancient Greeks (2016) “the small penis was consonant with Greek ideals of male beauty...it was a badge of the highest culture and a paragon of civilization...Conversely, large organs were an object of fun and humor.” On the comic stage in Greek, actors who play the role of fools were immediately recognized by the audience because of the large genitals— “the sign of stupidity, more of a beast than a man” (Chrystal, 2016).

The proportions of the Michelangelo’s “David” are unusual, especially David’s head and hands. It was pointed that Michelangelo carved that way in order to make it be visible from viewing afar and from below. In this work, I adjusted the size of David’s hands to match the urban myth of this generation.

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