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  David By Michelangelo Life-Size Marble Sculpture
David By Michelangelo Marble Sculpture Large Reproduction
David By Michelangelo Life-Size Marble Sculpture


In 1501 Michelangelo was commissioned to create the David by the Arte della Lana (Guild of Wool Merchant), who were responsible for the upkeep and the decoration of the Cathedral in Florence. For this purpose, he was given a block of marble which Agostino di Duccio had already attempted to fashion forty years previously, perhaps with the same subject in mind. Michelangelo breaks away from the traditional way of representing David. He does not present us with the winner, the giant's head at his feet and the powerful sword in his hand, but portrays the youth in the phase immediately preceding the battle: perhaps he has caught him just in the moment when he has heard that his people are hesitating, and he sees Goliath jeering and mocking them. The artist places him in the most perfect contraposto, as in the most beautiful Greek representations of heroes. The right-hand side of the statue is smooth and composed while the left-side, from the outstretched foot all the way up to the disheveled hair is openly active and dynamic. The muscles and the tendons are developed only to the point where they can still be interpreted as the perfect instrument for a strong will, and not to the point of becoming individual self-governing forms. Once the statue was completed, a committee of the highest ranking citizens and artists decided that it must be placed in the main square of the town, in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Town Hall. It was the first time since antiquity that a large statue of a nude was to be exhibited in a public place. This was only allowed thanks to the action of two forces, which by a fortunate chance complemented each other: the force of an artist able to create, for a political community, the symbol of its highest political ideals, and, on the other hand, that of a community, which understood the power of this symbol. Strength and Wrath were the two most important virtues, characteristic of the ancient patron of the city Hercules. Both these qualities, passionate strength and wrath, were embodied in the statue of David. These sculptures are imported from Italy and regular shipping transport can vary to 2- 6 months for delivery, this does come by ship. If needed for a desired date or faster delivery, please call our customer service for airfreight shipping cost for faster delivery toll free at 1-877-675-2634. Statue.com looks forward to your inquires and will be happy to give shipping quotes for air freight


Price: $16,073.16
Product Code: BKX1193
Size: 18"wx17.5"dx64"h
Casting Medium: Bonded Marble
Safe for Outdoor Use: Yes
Pictured Finish: Carrara Whtie
Time to Ship: 2-4 months
Availability: Special Order
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