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

David (detail)

1430s
Bronze
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

David has placed one foot on the severed head of Goliath in a positively playful manner, and is almost casually pressing it against the cushion he is standing on. The magnificently decorated helmet and his beard cover large sections of his face, though the supposed superiority of the now defeated man is still visible in it.




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