David

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Title

David
View: Context view, left side

Subject

human figure; Old Testament and Apocrypha; nude

Description

The David is the first of Michelangelo’s surviving depictions of the heroic male nude in which the entire emotional charge is carried by the articulation and twist of the body and limbs against the head. Stripped of all attributes but the minimal sling, this David carries no sword, and not even the head of Goliath distracts from his stark nudity. The original location was in the square outside the Palazzo della Signoria. The statue was moved to the Accademia Gallery in Florence in 1873, and later replaced at the original location by a replica.

Creator

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian sculptor, 1475-1564)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

1501-1504 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

Carrara marble
4.34 m (height, including base)

Type

sculpture (visual work)

Identifier

mich056x.jpg

Coverage

Galleria dell'Accademia (Florence, Tuscany, Italy); Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, Via Ricasoli 66
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian sculptor, 1475-1564), “David,” Institute Images Online, accessed June 19, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/3006.

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