Sculpture Michelangelo

David, Marble, 1504

David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft)[a] marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence.[1] Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was placed instead in a public square, outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504.

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Created with images by cello5 - "piet michelangelo the vatican" • 21150 - "michelangelo's david statue statue of david" • apenny - "michelangelo" • vicat - "hand sculpture rome"

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