Sculpture David by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti. Sculpture David, 1504
Michelangelo Buonarroti. Sculpture David, 1504

Sculpture David by Michelangelo Buonarroti the image of the winner and the symbol of freedom

David is a sculpture by the unsurpassed Michelangelo Buonarroti, depicting a naked Jewish king at the moment of the highest tension of internal forces before the battle with a dangerous opponent the warrior Goliath. The clash of David and Goliath is one of the most famous biblical scenes in world art. But only Michelangelo created such an artistically beautiful image of the king.

The master used a classic position, known as contraposto, in which the bulk of the weight of the figure falls on one leg, and the shoulders and arms deviate slightly from the axis of the body. This gives the statue lightness, endows it with grace. The calm pose of the hero contrasts with his powerful muscular body and piercing gaze.

The character’s right arm with embossed muscles is extended along the body. Left a young man holds a stone-throwing tool thrown over his shoulder. Forms in which the viewer clearly distinguishes the muscles and thin skin, skillfully modeled by the play of chiaroscuro, give the impression of a living body.

The mood that permeates the masterpiece is characteristic of the consciousness of people and all art of the Renaissance. The work expresses faith in the limitless possibilities of a person who has realized his own strength.

The name of the sculpture: “David”.
Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564).
Year of creation: 1504
Height: 5.17 m (with pedestal).
Style: Renaissance.
Genre: Religious.
Material: Marble.
Location: Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts (Italian: Accademia di belle arti di Firenze), Florence, Italy.

Michelangelo Buonarroti brilliant sculptor

He deeply experienced the religious quests of his time and skillfully conveyed the spirit of the progressive era in his works. Twenty-six-year-old Michelangelo sculpted a masterpiece from a piece of marble, which two other masters had undertaken before him, but both refused due to the poor quality of the material. Due to damage on the marble block, the artist began work by creating the hero’s left arm, bent at the elbow. The genius worked for three years alone in the open air. This work became the pinnacle of Michelangelo’s early work.

Until 1873, the statue adorned the central square of the Florentine Republic. Then a copy was placed in this place. The sculpture “David” by Michelangelo Buonarroti is a monumental creation that identifies the freedom of the recalcitrant Florentines who opposed papal Rome. The masterpiece still inspires the public, glorifying the unity of beauty and masculinity.