The Radical Change During The Renaissance Of A Young Boy With Unconvincing Looks As A Hero

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How could a statue of a young boy with unconvincing looks as a hero be a notorious work of art? With one glance at the statue, would you believe that this young man could have slain a giant? The story of David and Goliath was very prevalent at the time, and during this period in history, it was commissioned by Cosimo de’ Medici to represent the city of Florence. Florence wanted to show this representation of David through his strength, courage, and youthful confidence in its city. So, dating back to the 1440s, David was a prominent aspect of Renaissance art. The radical change during the Renaissance led artists to alter the original composition of David. Some could agree that this change may have given spectators a different outlook on the meaning and subliminal messages that this statue possess. Different artists, such as Donatello, Michelangelo, and others, all portrayed David in different perspectives. The many different compositions of David would lead one to think, what is the importance behind this sculpture? Standing a little over 5-feet in height and being a familiar work of art, Donatello’s David is frequently admired and discussed. Going back to the early life of the biblical David, Donatello depicts him in a youthful manner. With the exaggerated pose, his hand being positioned at the back of the hip, Donatello portrays the adolescent as an unconvincing hero to underscore the ability of virtue and overcome the tyranny (Sayre 2015, 478). Not only was this

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