DONATELLO
(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)

David (detail)

1409
Marble
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

David is portrayal as a triumphant hero. The statue was bought by the Signoria of the city of Florence as early as 1416, to be erected in the Palazzo Vecchio. The David held a particular political significance in Florence as a symbol of unconfined liberal thought.




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