David - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 46.154 E 011° 15.351
32T E 681562 N 4848715
Quick Description: At the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio, in the original location there is a copy of "David ", the original by Michelangelo was moved to the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1873.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 9/23/2013 6:05:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ4TW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member uccacher
Views: 7

Long Description:
"David (Michelangelo)

David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence. Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was instead placed in a public square, outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504.
Because of the nature of the hero that it represented, it soon came to symbolize the defense of civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family. The eyes of David, with a warning glare, were turned towards Rome.[3] The statue was moved to the Accademia Gallery in Florence in 1873, and later replaced at the original location by a replica."


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Where is original located?: Academy of Fine Arts

Where is this replica located?: At the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio

Who created the original?: Michelangelo

Internet Link about Original: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo%27s_David

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1501

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