Valerie's Journey

What brings pleasure to me brings pleasure to you

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David sculpture by the Italian artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475-1564), details.
Between 1501 and 1504

David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist 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 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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