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  Michelangelo's David
Michelangelo was a citizen of the city state of Firenze (Florence).
When the statue of David was placed on the square in front of the city hall (where you can now find a copy), the people of Firenze immediately identified with him, as a cunning victor over superior enemies.
Here are some references in case you are interested in Michelangelo, in David, or just in art in general.
vlsi.colorado.edu /~rbloem/david.html   (596 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Michelangelo Buonarotti   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Michelangelo's systematizing of the Campidoglio, engraved by Étienne Dupérac, 1568
Michelangelo produced at least two relief sculptures by the time he was 16 years old, the Battle of the Centaurs and the Madonna of the Stairs (both 1489-92, Casa Buonarroti, Florence), which show that he had achieved a personal style at a very early age.
Michelangelo certainly had a powerful sense of his own imperfection, yet he was also aware of the quality of his work and angry at patrons for not meeting what he judged to be their obligations.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Michelangelo_Buonarotti   (5990 words)

  
  David (Michelangelo) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michelangelo's David, sculpted from 1500 to 1504, is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture and one of Michelangelo's two greatest works of sculpture, along with the Pietà.
Michelangelo's David differs from previous representations of the subject in that David is depicted before his battle with Goliath and not after the giant's defeat (as it is in Donatello's [1] and Verrocchio's [2] versions, produced earlier).
Michelangelo's David is based on the artistic discipline of disegno, which is built on knowledge of the male human form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michelangelo's_David   (1628 words)

  
 David - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
David was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse, a citizen of Bethlehem.
David was sent for, and the prophet immediately recognized him as the chosen of God, chosen to succeed King Saul, who was now departing from the ways of God, on the throne of the kingdom.
In Judaism, David's reign represents the formation of a coherent Jewish state with its political and religious capital in Jerusalem and the institution of a royal lineage that culminates in the Messianic era.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/d/a/v/David.html   (2140 words)

  
 Michelangelo's David
To Michelangelo, sculptures were the "making of men." His emphasis on the human form and content is displayed in all his work; the roundness and organic qualities of the man's body is revealed in his sculptures, painting, and architecture.
Michelangelo's approach to sculpture is to liberate the human body that was encased into the cold marble.
In choosing "David" as the subject of his work, he incorporated in the size of the marble and the style of the statue the many symbols reflecting his allegiance to Florence.
www.floria-publications.com /italy/italian_culture/michelangelo_david.html   (382 words)

  
 Michelangelo -- A Biography
Michelangelo was the greatest sculptor of the sixteenth century, as Donatello was in the century before him and Bernini in the century after him.
Michelangelo's contemporary and biographer, Giorgio Vasari, vividly but inaccurately described marble carving as a gradual issuing forth from the block, like a figure that is raised little by little from a tub of water.
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475, in the small town of Caprese, which is tucked into a fold of the Apennine mountains in rural Tuscany.
hlla.com /reference/mb-bio.html   (7003 words)

  
 Enciclopedia :: encyclopedia : Michelangelo Buonarroti   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Michelangelo Buonarroti (Caprese, 6 marzo 1475 - Roma, 18 febbraio 1564) è stato uno dei massimi artisti italiani del tardo Rinascimento.
Michelangelo nasce il 6 marzo 1475 a Caprese, vicino Arezzo, da Ludovico di Leonardo Buonarrota Simoni, podestà al Castello di Chiusi e di Caprese, e da Francesca di Neri del Miniato del Sera.
Michelangelo manifestò subito una forte inclinazione artistica che il padre cercò in ogni modo di ostacolare, mettendolo a studiare grammatica a Firenze con il maestro Francesco da Urbino.
www.enciclopedia.ws /Michelangelo_Buonarroti   (3874 words)

  
 Michelangelo's David
David destroyed Goliath by virtue of his faith in God, who was with David during this very unevenly matched battle, a giant (about 9 feet tall) Goliath against a young and inexperienced David, the shepherd boy.
Michelangelo's David, however, has proven itself to be the most revolutionary, beautiful (David and Human Proportions) and long lasting of any of those inspirations, continuing to retell that story newly every time a person looks on him.
Michelangelo (1475-1564) had a life-long interest in anatomy that began with his participation in public dissections in his early teens, when he joined the court of Lorenzo de Medici and was exposed to its physician-philosopher members.
www.squidoo.com /michelangelosdavid   (5144 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Abishag   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She was chosen to be a helper and servant to David in his old age.
Among Abishag's jobs was to lie next to David; however, David did not have sexual relations with her.
Although Abishag never became David's wife, yet, since by virtue of her personal service she belonged to the royal household, it was treasonable on the part of Adonijah to petition Solomon to grant him the Shunammite as his wife.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Abishag   (438 words)

  
 The Meaning of Michelangelo's "David"
Michelangelo chose to show David not in victory, but at that point in time that prefigured victory: in that instance between conscious choice and conscious action, that moment when an individual makes a choice--and commits to act on that choice.
Michelangelo's David thoroughly rejects both the Christian and Modernist conceptions of man. The David projects man as neither a monster nor a hapless victim, but as an efficacious and noble being.
What is the meaning of Michelangelo's David for modern-day man? The same as it was 500 years ago--the brilliant projection of the ideal.
www.sandstead.com /essays/david.html   (662 words)

  
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To Michelangelo, sculptures were the "making of men." His emphasis on the human form and content is displayed in all his work; the roundness and organic qualities of the man's body is revealed in his sculptures, painting, and architecture.
Michelangelo's approach to sculpture is to liberate the human body that was encased into the cold marble.
Michelangelo was fiercely patriotic to his city-state; in fact, he considered himself a Florentine, not an Italian.
www.dorinny.com /europe/info-david.html   (382 words)

  
 Michelangelo's David
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475, in the Republic of Florence, in the small town of Caprese, where his father was administrator.
With the Pietà, Michelangelo's reputation as the greatest living sculptor was established, and in 1501 his native city of Florence commissioned him to create a huge statue of David, to serve as the symbol of Florence and to stand in the Piazza della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Florentine town hall.
The mythical figure of David is supposed to be the giant-killer—yet, in view of his size, Florentines spontaneously called this David "The Giant." With that, the whole meaning of David's victory is altered.
www.objectivistcenter.org /ct-838-Michelangelos_David.aspx   (966 words)

  
 Marble 4U - 500th ANNIVERSARY OF MICHELANGELOS DAVID ...
In 1504, Michelangelos David was carved from a single block of white Carerra marble mined from a Tuscan quarry, the same quarry The Marble Fruit Company uses today to supply the marble for their extraordinarily lifelike marble fruit.
Michelangelos David was carved from a single block of white Carerra marble mined from a Tuscan quarry, the same quarry The Marble Fruit Company uses today to supply the marble for their extraordinarily lifelike marble fruit.
David is internationally acclaimed as a watershed in Renaissance art and established Michelangelo as the foremost sculptor of his time.
www.marble-4u.com /newsletters/issue2.html   (547 words)

  
 Michelangelo's Last Judgment
Michelangelo was hailed as "divine" by his peers, including his biographer Vasari in his biography The Life of Michelangelo.
Vasari gave Michelangelo the highest praise, claiming in creating Michelangelo God decided to “send down to earth a spirit with universal ability in every art and every profession…that he might be acclaimed by us as a being rather divine than human (1-2).
David’s face is marked by emotion, as he bites his lip and scrunches his brow, intent on his target.
www.evergreen.loyola.edu /~brnygren/Honors/MA.htm   (1368 words)

  
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Our three -hour morning Original Renaissance walking tour of Florence that features MichelAngelo's David, followed by an afternoon tour of the Uffizi museum will give you a thorough understanding of this important period in history.
Our tour guides all possess an intimate knowledge of Florence and they provide guided walking tours of the city that not only educate and inform the visitor, but entertain them as well.
www.tours-italy.com /florence   (495 words)

  
 Michelangelos David ist körperliches Wrack - pressetext.deutschland
London (pte/08.09.2004/10:59) - Michelangelos David ist nach Ansicht des britischen Körperbau- und Trainingsexperten Alan Herdman http://www.alanherdmanpilates.co.uk ein physisches Wrack.
Würde David aber unter Lebenden weilen, hätte er fürchterliche körperliche Schmerzen, berichtet BBC-Online.
David würde an extremen Kreuzschmerzen leiden, hätte Probleme mit dem Becken und auch mit seinen Knöcheln.
www.pressetext.de /pte.mc?pte=040908021   (236 words)

  
 David by MICHELANGELO Buonarroti   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1501 Michelangelo was commissioned to create the David by the Arte della Lana (Guild of Wool Merchant), who were responsible for the upkeep and the decoration of the Cathedral in Florence.
For this purpose, he was given a block of marble which Agostino di Duccio had already attempted to fashion forty years previously, perhaps with the same subject in mind.
Michelangelo breaks away from the traditional way of representing David.
www.wga.hu /html/m/michelan/1sculptu/david/david.html   (319 words)

  
 The nudity of Michelangelo's David
Michelangelo's statue of David is 5.17 Meters tall [9], and was referred to as "Il Gigante" (the Giant) [10], it appears that Michelangelo was fascinated by giant figures from 1501-1504, at the time he made the statue [11].
Michelangelo’s David, however, is closer in age and physique to a young man and rather than posing with Goliath’s head at his feet, this statue portrays the scene just prior to their bloody confrontation.
Michelangelo’s David is truly the idealization of a young hero at the peak of his virility.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/Choir/4792/davidm.html   (3526 words)

  
 David by MICHELANGELO Buonarroti   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1501 Michelangelo was commissioned to create the David by the Arte della Lana (Guild of Wool Merchant), who were responsible for the upkeep and the decoration of the Cathedral in Florence.
For this purpose, he was given a block of marble which Agostino di Duccio had already attempted to fashion forty years previously, perhaps with the same subject in mind.
Michelangelo breaks away from the traditional way of representing David.
gallery.euroweb.hu /html/m/michelan/1sculptu/david/david.html   (331 words)

  
 WebMuseum: Michelangelo
Michelangelo began work on the colossal figure of David in 1501, and by 1504 the sculpture (standing at 4.34m/14 ft 3 in tall) was in place outside the Palazzo Vecchio.
The choice of David was supposed to reflect the power and determination of Republican Florence and was under constant attack from supporters of the usurped Medicis.
Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel from 1508 to 1512, commissioned by Pope Julius II.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/auth/michelangelo   (339 words)

  
 Culture Shock: Flashpoints: Visual Arts: Michelangelo's David
The David is considered a masterpiece, an ideal male form combining heroic strength and human uncertainty.
For example, in 1939, a copy of Michelangelo's masterpiece is installed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA, with one addition: A fig leaf is added to cover the genitals and pubic hair of the statue.
The image is a photograph of the white marble sculpture depicting the young David with a slingshot over his left shoulder.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/visualarts/david_at.html   (427 words)

  
 ItalyGuides.it: Michelangelo's David, Florence Italy
When he created his David, Michelangelo was not even thirty, but had already produced works of great value such as the Tondo Doni which can be found in the Uffizi today.
His David was so successful that he was called back to Rome by the Pope himself, Giulio II, for whom he would then paint the famous Sistine Chapel.
Michelangelo then does something of genius: he doesn't show us David after Goliath's defeat, triumphant over the giant's head, as in typical iconography, but at an unspecified moment, perhaps just after his victory.
www.italyguides.it /us/florence/michelangelo_david.htm   (749 words)

  
 CNN.com - Bath time for Michelangelo's David - September 13, 2002
Michelangelo's David is on display in the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence
Standing at 23ft on its pedestal, it originally stood in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio, but was moved in the 19th century and replaced with a cast because of fears of vandalism as the age of mass tourism dawned.
Michelangelo portrayed David partly as the ideal man, partly as an adolescent youth.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/09/13/italy.statue/index.html   (301 words)

  
 Michelangelo's David turns 500 and still turns on
Michelangelo's restored and cleaned statue of David at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence.
A 26-year old Michelangelo sculpted David, who is more than 4 meters high, between 1502 and 1504 from a single piece of poor quality marble other sculptors had rejected.
David, who wears only his slingshot, has seen the best and the worst of times in Italy's premier Renaissance city.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-09/07/content_372378.htm   (598 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Michelangelo was a poet, painter, engineer, architect, and as he considered primarily a sculptor.
Michelangelos David was placed in front of the city hall of Florence probably as a symbol of Florentine power.
Another important commission of Michelangelo was for the painting of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome.
lamar.colostate.edu /~bradleyg/j-italy.html   (1084 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Michelangelo's David gets cleaning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
David is an imposing 16-foot-5, and the work will take about six months.
Michelangelo finished the statue in 1504, and it was displayed in the Piazza della Signoria from then until 1873, when it was moved into the Galleria dell'Accademia.
Before the move, David got a bit of a cleaning, although the standards of that period were not anything close to today's.
www.usatoday.com /life/2002-09-16-david_x.htm   (398 words)

  
 The head of Michelangelo's David
The dataset we have acquired of Michelangelo's David is large - 2 billion polygons.
The area shown is a portion of the cornea and pupil of David's left eyeball, corresponding to the yellow rectangle on the shaded rendering above.
Notice: The images of Michelangelo's statues that appear on this web page are the property of the Digital Michelangelo Project and the Soprintendenza ai beni artistici e storici per le province di Firenze, Pistoia, e Prato.
graphics.stanford.edu /projects/mich/head-of-david/head-of-david.html   (1449 words)

  
 OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts
Despite complaints that the marble was in poor shape, having been described in 1504 as "cooked," it managed to survive the elements for 3 1/2 centuries, suffering mainly from aggressive and thoughtless cleanings, including an acid bath in the 19th century.
To complicate matters further, the David was moved to the specially constructed tribune of the Galleria dell'Accademia, a national museum, in 1874.
So David, which once was a symbol of Florence itself and a reminder to city officials to govern with justice, and later a symbol of all Italy, now is at the eye of a storm that involves the future handling of art in Italy.
www.opinionjournal.com /la/?id=110003879   (878 words)

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