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  • Four Sculptures Of The Biblical David
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    From 1430 to 1623 A.D., four sculptures of the Biblical David were created. From the master artists Bernini, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Verrocchio came the most famous Davids of the world. Even though infinitely many were made, these surpass the others to become marvels that will live forever. The earliest of the Davids, is the work of Donatello (c. 1430). This magnificent work is a life-size, nude, bronze, figure of David. The sculpture is portraying the scene after David has cut off the head...
  • Donatellos David
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    Donatellos David email: Donatello was one of the most important and influential artists of the fifteenth century. As a master artist, he sculpted some of the most beautiful pieces of the Italian Renaissance. His innovations impacted many artists of his time, and set the standard for centuries of sculptors to follow. Donatellos style is clearly defined and easily recognized in nearly all of his pieces. An exception is the bronze, David, dated 1425-1430. David strays from the traditional style of ...
  • Donatello's And Michelangelo's David
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    The pieces of art I will be comparing and contrasting are the three statues of David, by Donatello (Donato di Niccol'o di Bet to Bard i), Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simon i), and Bernini (Gian Lorenzo Bernini). The statues are modeled after the biblical David, who was destined to become the second king of Israel. Also most famously known as the slayer of the Philistine giant Goliath with a stone and a sling. The sculptures are all based on the same biblical hero, but diffe...
  • David's Of Donatello And Verrocchio
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    David Sculptures David, who was destined to be the second king of Israel, destroyed the Philistine giant Goliath with stone and a sling. Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini each designed a sculpture of David. However, the sculptures are drastically different from one another. Each one is unique in its own certain way. Donatello, whose David was the first life-size nude statue since Classical times, struck a balance between Classicism and the realism by presenting a very real image o...
  • Look In David's Eyes
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    David Awaiting Goliath Before going to Eleganza, the only sculpture that I had ever seen, besides the small statues in neighbors' yards, was in books that I had looked at. When I entered the museum I noticed the many sculptures that occupied the small space. After walking around, observing the different sculptures and listening to Dr. Roselle speak, I came to a decision that David was my favorite statue in the museum. The complexity, texture, and realistic characteristics of Michelangelo's David...
  • Donatello And Verrocchio's David
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    David Who is David? David is the man portrayed in the Bible who is destined to become Israel's second King. One of David's well-known stories was the time when he killed the Philistine giant, Goliath, with a sling and a stone. Many artist during the Renaissance designed sculptures of David. These artists include Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini. Each of these artists chose to create David in their own special and different way. The first artist who chose to create a sculpture of ...
  • Michelangelos Statue Of David
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    Awe inspiring is the only way to describe Michelangelos statue of David. Probably the most recognized sculpture in the world, it was created during the three year period between the years 1501 and 1504. During this period in time Europe was going through the Renaissance. The word Renaissance literally means rebirth. During this period in history new interest was sparked in the classical forms of Greek and Roman sculpture. David, from the biblical story of the Old Testament David and Goliath, was...
  • View Of Michelangelo's David
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    Michelangelo and the Monk I chose to compare Michelangelo's great sculpture of David, and the Exalted Chinese Monk from the Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection, at the Seattle Art Museum. These two share many characteristics, yet they are also very much different from one another. Looking at both of them, they seemed to contrast from each other like black and white. While at the same time they seem to compliment each other. The high point of Michelangelo's early style is the gigantic (4.34 m/ 14.2...
  • Donatellos Sculpture Of David
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    Donatello was quoted saying I was the first-a revolutionary. I was creating a new kind of sculpture before the others were even born (web). Donatello was wise beyond his years. Little did he know that he was so right. He had many of breakthroughs in marble, bronze, and wood sculpture, including the first male nude since the Romans and the very first equestrian (horse and rider) statue. Donatello can be considered a genius. He rediscovered the classical past and at the same time he took sculpting...

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