The Sculptor Of David By Michelangelo

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Michelangelo was born March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy and departed this life in 1564 in Rome at the age of 88. Michelangelo was not only a painter, but was also a sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. Although Michelangelo had many struggles in his life from rejection and losing his mother at such a young age, he was the first artist who was recognized during his lifetime. Michelangelo left behind multiple pieces of art, including a sculptor he named “David”.
Michelangelo lost his mother at the young age of six years old, where he then went to live with a family friend. From the time Michelangelo could remember he had his main focus on art. At the age of six years old, his father sent him to grammar school, but Michelangelo wanted nothing
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The Renaissance was the rebirth of man’s life here on earth, according to standstead.com, and Michelangelo’s sculptor of David is the best utterance of this sense of life. One piece of art in particular is the “David” sculpture. The sculpture was made between 1501 and 1504, a naked man made out of marble. This sculpture is known as the most famous statue in Florence. According to Accademia.com, the sling in the trunk were covered with gold leaf, but being outdoors in Piazza della Signoria and the elements washed it away. The sling in David’s hand was intended as a symbol of liberty for the palace. Michelangelo never let anyone see the sculpture until it was completely …show more content…
As in the Bible David defeats Goliath using just skills and courage. David was a little shepherd boy who decided to fight a stronger enemy in order to save his people from invasion. David wore no armor, all he had was his sling and his courage. Michelangelo made this piece of art because he was asked. He used a water method to block out the marble; then he free carved the marble using a small terracotta mode, his hands and the studies that he made. This piece of artwork tells us that he took a lot of time and effort to make this and that art work was his job. As I had the time to focus and study on Michelangelo, I found out so many interesting things. He worked very hard at what he did best and that was art. Although his family discouraged him, he made the decision to go do his own thing at the early age of thirteen. He became the most famous artist in Italy. A lot of people looked up to him and his famous piece of artwork was the “David” Sculpture. You may ask, what is the meaning of Michelangelo’s David for modern day man? Well according to (standstead.com) the meaning is the same as it was five-hundred years ago, the brilliant projection of the

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