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 ...
Information and analysis on Donatello's David, the great bronze nude sculpture
commissioned by the Medici family during the Early Renaissance period.
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.
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
In the meantime, when the David was transferred to Palazzo Medici, Cosimo
probably also commissioned from Donatello the Judith, another bronze intended
David is the name given to two sculptures by the early-Renaissance Italian
sculptor, Donatello. In 1408, the artist was tasked to carve a marble statue of
The three Davids, separated by sixty years, from Donatello's David, on to
Verrocchio's version, and finally to Michelangelo's marble incarnation, highlight
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' ...
Nov 28, 2008 ... One of the most influential masterpieces of the Renaissance, a bronze statue of
David slaying Goliath, has been unveiled in Florence after ...
Donatello, David (Bargello Museum, Florence)