David is the title of two statues of the biblical hero by the Italian early
Renaissance sculptor Donatello, an early work in marble of a clothed figure (
1408-09), and ...
Probably the most famous example of fifteenth-century sculpture is the bronze
David by Donatello. Dates for the work vary from the 1430s to the 1460s.
Information and analysis on Donatello's David, the great bronze nude sculpture
commissioned by the Medici family during the Early Renaissance period.
No records exist regarding the commission or production of Donatello's David.
Nothing is known about its origins; the earliest known reference to the statue was
However, whereas Donatello's David was considered too small to be seen from
the ground, Michelangelo's statue was considered too great to be 'hidden away' ...
David by Donatello (1440-43): Renaissance Biblical Statue, Free-standing Male
In the meantime, when the David was transferred to Palazzo Medici, Cosimo
probably also commissioned from Donatello the Judith, another bronze intended
The meaning of Donatello's bronze statue of David in the. Museo Nazionale of
Florence has remained elusive. The problem of interpretation is compounded by
"VIRTUS PERFICITUR": ON THE MEANING OF DONATELLO'S BRONZE DAVID
by Robert Williams to the memory of Peter Meiler. Donatello's bronze David (fig.
Donatello's David In 1434, following his triumph over the enemies of the Medici,
Cosimo requested a special commission from his friend. A statue of an Old ...