Thursday, September 15, 2011

Donatello's David

Created around the 1440's, Donatello's David was one of the first bronze works of are that was not supported by anything, due to the balance of the cast. It depicts David from the story of David and Goliath.

The reason that I pick this piece of art was of how different Donatello's David is then the Davids of Michelangelo and Bernini's'. Donatello uses a strong S-shape curve form the hips and shoulders, to give a more feminine look to David. Also Donatello is the only one to add Goliath to the cast allowing the viewer to be able to compare the difference of size between David and Goliath.

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