David By Michelangelo Sculpture is made of bonded Alabaster and mounted to a genuine museum quality alabaster base. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564) is arguably the greatest and most famous sculptor in the history of art. He was a leader of the Italian High Renaissance and provided a significant amount of influence over western art for centuries. Amazingly, though, the talents of Michelangelo were not limited to sculpture. For shortly after finishing the Statue of David, he was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint the frescos for the Sistine Chapel. The scenes from this painting have become so famous that many of them exist as distinct works of art on their own. You will find many sculptural replicas in our collection of Michelangelo Sculpture Gallery.