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  1. David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, created from 1501 to 1504 by the Italian artist Michelangelo. With a height of 5.17-metre (17 ft 0 in) the David was the first colossal marble statue after antiquity, a precedent for the 16th century and beyond. David was originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be ...

    • 517 cm × 199 cm (17 ft × 6.5 ft)
    • Michelangelo
    • c. 1501 – June 8, 1504
  2. At the Accademia Gallery, you can admire from a short distance the perfection of the most famous statue in Florence and, perhaps, in all the world: Michelangelo’s David. This astonishing Renaissance sculpture was created between 1501 and 1504. It is a 14.0 ft marble statue depicting the Biblical hero David, represented as a standing male nude.

  3. Apr 28, 2023 · David, marble sculpture executed from 1501 to 1504 by the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo. The statue was commissioned for one of the buttresses of the cathedral of Florence and was carved from a block of marble that had been partially blocked out by other sculptors and left outdoors. After Michelangelo completed the sculpture, the Florentine government decided instead to place it in ...

    • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
  4. The truly genius Tuscan artist named Michelangelo Buonarroti, a Renaissance man! Between 1501- 1504 (restored in 2003-2004) – Michelangelo started the work when he was just 26 years old! At the museum called the Accademia Gallery, in Florence, Italy. 5.16 meters (almost 17 feet, a shy short at 16 feet and 11.15 inches)

  5. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 – 1564) was in his early twenties when he was commissioned to create a statue representing the biblical hero of David. He was offered a colossal block of marble which had been previously worked by two other artists, Agostino di Duccio (in 1464) and Antonio Rossellino (in 1475).

  6. 1. Michelangelo's David is massive at 17 feet tall and more than 12,000 pounds, yet it is sculpted from a single block of white marble. 2.The block of marble that Michelangelo used to carve "David" had been worked on more than 50 years earlier by Donatello. At that time the marble was said to have had a flaw in it and the project was abandoned.

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