There are few statues as iconic as Michelangelo’s Statue of David. The statue is located in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy which is renowned worldwide for its sculptures created by Michelangelo.
The main halls of this gallery offer visitors the chance to view works by other great Italian artists such as Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Orcagna, Allesandro and many others. The Medici family commissioned most of the artworks displayed in this gallery. The latest addition to the museum feature musical instruments created Stradivari, and Bartolomeo, the inventor of the piano. The Medicis commissioned all the pieces and they are all worth seeing.
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About the Statue of David

The statue of David is the biggest allure to the Galleria dell’Accademia. The statue stands at 17 feet tall, making it almost three times as tall as any human. The piece would have been displayed on the roofline of the east Florence cathedral. However, that was changed when it was revealed, and it was placed in a public square. Much like classical Roma statues, it has a herculean physique. The statue reveals the subject preparing for war rather than in victory. Through the statue, the artist shows the future power that David will display. Michelangelo was known for creating forms that twisted and complemented each other.

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The Genius of Michelangelo

Like many masters of his time, he worked on different art forms. He primarily considered himself to be a sculptor than a painter. However, he did create some of the greatest frescos the world has ever seen.
He learned how to create frescoes while working at Ghirlandaio’s studio. He said that he preferred to work with them than creating oil paintings. All his works had clear outlines, which was a Florentine tradition. Some of his greatest creations are the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and Pieta.

Why the Statue is Considered Perfect

The main appeal of the statue of David is that Michelangelo projects man at his best. It expresses a heroic view of man and a world that acknowledges his success. Such a portrayal is meaningful to anyone whether they lived 500 years ago or they live today. Everything about the statue is stunning. You could stand there watching every part of it for over half an hour, and you would still discover something new about it every time. There is something alluring about it. You have to be there to understand it.
  1. Everything about the statute is also a lie. The true David would’ve had a beard, and would’ve been circumcised, per the commands of the Torah. Clearly Michelangelo knew nothing of Judaism, and therefore, created his own false portrayal of David. It is a stunning blunder, as is most other catholic inspired art, which is all based on lies.

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