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Detail of "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)[1] marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David. The warning glare no doubt was for the giant Goliath slew by David. The statue of David is the best known and the most reproduced work in the history of art.


Michelangelo’s David. This astonishing Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504. It is a 14.0 ft marble statue depicting the Biblical hero David. Commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral of Florence, On visiting the Acadamia Gallery David stands as tho he is concentrating intently. The amazing sculpture depicts veins standing proud of the skin they inhabit.

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David’s Bow

Wow! Just imagine that 'David', one of the most famous sculptures at The Accademia, actually crouched down to give you his sling! David's Bow by Taha Alkan (1)