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Bust of Michelangelo's David Statue
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By artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), in the Galleria Dell'Academia, Florence
One of the best replica statues of David we've ever seen! This two-foot high classic sculpture bust replicates one of the world's most recognizable works of art, and embodies an idealistic and naturalistic view of man. The 1504 High Renaissance masterpiece sculpture depicts the young shepherd whose faith in God allowed him to slay the giant Goliath. Upon completion of this classic statue Michelangelo proved to his contemporaries that he not only surpassed all Renaissance artists, but also the Greeks and Romans, by infusing formal beauty with powerful heroic courage and meaning. Cast in quality designer resin, this over two-foot-tall Design Toscano exclusive statue is gallery ready with a faux stone finish set atop an ebony museum mount. A wonderful balance of classic and contemporary accent decor piece!
15½"Wx13"Dx24½"H. 22 lbs.
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   Michelangelo (1475-1564)




Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer whose name is immediately recognized as an art master. Along with his contemporary and rival Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo is considered an archetype of the Renaissance Man because of his mastery of different skills.

Michelangelo was born near Tuscany, Italy. The best-documented artist of the 16th century, Michelangelo is most famous for his sculpts of David and the Pieta. Michelangelo also created one of the most recognized Renaissance sculptures, the colossal David, in 1504. A symbol of Florentine freedom, David permanently established Michelangelo's skill as a sculptor with extreme technical care and vivid imagination.

Michelangelo is also known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which took four years to complete, starting in 1508. He was originally commissioned to paint the 12 apostles, but opted for a more complex theme of Creation, depicting the downfall of man and the promise of salvation. Among the most famous Michelangelo paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is The Creation of Adam.

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