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Michelangelo Buonarroti
David, 1501/1504
Marble H 434 cm

David is a famous marble statue created between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo Buonarroti and preserved in Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence. Considering a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture and symbol of Florence and Italy in the world.

The statue represents the Biblical hero David when is going to face Goliath. Originally the statue was placed in the Piazza della Signoria as a symbol of the Florentine Republic, alert and victorious against the enemies.

David has always been considered the perfect ideal of male beauty in art: artists and experts believe that David is the most beautiful object of art ever created by man.
Source: Wikipedia

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