Why Is David Important In The Renaissance

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In the renaissance there were many famous artists and masterpieces. One of the most famous works of art is known as the statue of David, sculpted by Michelangelo. The statue of David is one of the greatest works of art from the high renaissance for so many reasons, including the fact that it is one of Michelangelo’s most well-known works of art. Michelangelo was one of the greatest artists from the high renaissance, along with many others. He created many masterpieces in his time and the statue of David may only be one of them but it is considerably the best.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buanarroti Simoni was an Italian born sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer. He was born on March 6 1475 in Caprese, Italy and died February 18 1564 in Rome, Italy. His most famous works of art
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It is a 17 ft marble statue representing the Biblical hero David. The statue was publicly unveiled on September 8 1504, it was originally meant to be placed on the roof of Florence’s Cathedral Duomo but that became something they weren’t able to do because of its size and mass. The original location the statue was placed was in the public square outside the Palazzo della Signoria. However, in 1873 it was moved to the Galleria dell’ Academia and in 1910 it was replaced by a replica in the public square. Once the statue was unveiled it quickly became a symbol of defense of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence. In 1499 Michelangelo was asked by the consuls of the Guild of Wool to complete an unfinished project started 40 years earlier. The project was started by Agostino di Duccio to create a colossal statue of David as a symbol of Florentine freedom, and the project was eventually given to Michelangelo to complete. Luckily Michelangelo was the one chosen to complete the project or the amazing statue that we all know and love toady wouldn’t be the
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