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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_(Michelangelo)

David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence. Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be ...

www.accademia.org/explore-museum/artworks/michelangelos-david

At the Accademia Gallery, you can admire from a short distance the perfection of the most famous statue in Florence and, perhaps, in all the world: Michelangelo's David. This astonishing Renaissance sculpture was created between 1501 and 1504. It is a 14.0 ft marble statue depicting the Biblical hero David, represented ...

www.accademia.org/explore-museum/artworks/michelangelos-david/facts-about-david

How high is he? Where is he located? What's the history and meaning of the statue? Learn this and more basic facts about David, one of the most famous statues in the world.

mentalfloss.com/article/71643/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-michelangelos-david

Dec 3, 2015 ... IT'S A RELIGIOUS STATUE. At first glance, Michelangelo's famed naked man may not scream “biblical hero.” But if you look closely, David cradles a sling over his left shoulder and clutches a rock in his right hand. These items and the statue's name identify the subject as the David who faced down the ...

www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/michelangelo/v/michelangelo-david-marble-1501-04-galleria-dell-accademia-florence

Michelangelo, David, marble, 1501-04 (Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence) A conversation with Khan Academy's Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris. His perfect beauty reminds me of Pico della Mirandola, who imagines God saying to man at the creation, “Thou shalt have the power out of thy soul's judgment to be reborn ...

www.italianrenaissance.org/michelangelos-david

David is one of Michelangelo's most-recognizable works, and has become one of the most recognizable statues in the entire world of art. Standing 13'5″ tall, the double life-sized David is depicted patiently waiting for battle, prepped with slingshot in one hand and stone in the other. The twentysomething-Michelangelo  ...

selectitaly.com/blog/florence/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-michelangelos-david

Aug 17, 2016 ... Standing at a colossal 17 feet tall, the gleaming white statue of Michelangelo's David, slingshot in hand ready to do battle, dominates Florence's Piazza della Signoria. It draws millions of tourists every year even though it's just a copy. The original, expertly chiselled by master Renaissance sculptor ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/24/florence-court-puts-foot-down-over-michelangelos-david

Nov 24, 2017 ... His are the most famous curves in Florence and adorn everything from aprons to fridge magnets, but images of Michelangelo's David can now only be used with official authorisation, a court in Italy has ruled. The 16th-century marble statue is the star attraction at the Galleria dell'Accademia, which took legal ...

mymodernmet.com/michelangelo-david-facts

Jun 15, 2017 ... Michelangelo's defiant David statue has captivated the world for centuries. Considered one of art history's major masterpieces, the marble sculpture showcases both the artist's skill and the fine art focus that defines the Renaissance. Since its debut in the early 16th century, artists and art connoisseurs alike ...