Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Bronze David

The bronze David by Donatello, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
The bronze “David” by Donatello, 1440s
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Florence, April 2015

“Donatello's bronze statue of David (circa 1440s) is famous as the first unsupported standing work of bronze cast during the Renaissance, and the first freestanding nude male sculpture made since antiquity. It depicts David with an enigmatic smile, posed with his foot on Goliath's severed head just after defeating the giant. The youth is completely naked, apart from a laurel-topped hat and boots, bearing the sword of Goliath.”
(David by Donatello, Wikipedia)

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