Michelangelo Buonarroti, (14751564), was born in a town of Florence. He is a great Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect and poet, Renaissance representative of the peak period of sculpture.
He, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael are the “ three heroes of Renaissance ."
Michelangelo's most famous painting is the Vatican's Sistine Chapel "Genesis" Zenith
He also designed and initially built Saint Peter’s Cathedral
Saint Peter‘s Cathedral
Italian sculptor Donatello’s " David " in 15th century
Berni " David” at Baroque times
Michelangelo's "David" is now at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.
David, According to the Bible, is a Israel , young，handsome shepherd boy, smart and brave. At a critical attack against to national enemy, he took part in the battle, having no fear of the enemy's strong, defeated the enemy by using the stone machine, and saved the entire nation. Because of his bravery fighting the enemy, repeatedly outstanding service for the country, eventually he became the head of the State of Israel. David is a hero in Italy's history.
There are several sculptures named Biblical David. The two most famous are 15th century’s Italian sculptor Donatello’s and Berne's at Baroque times .The most famous one is absolutely Michelangelo’s at the beginning of Renaissance. He created it in 1501. The sculpture now is at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. It is 2.5 meters high, 5.5 meters high including the base, It sculpted on a single piece of marble. The statue is considered to be the most beautiful male body statue in the history of Western Art. In order to fully express the beauty of David robust physique, getting rid of the biblical story of David's image of youth, and portray a mature, physically fit young men
Michelangelo created a hero who was ready to face the fierce battle. At this statue, David’s left hand was on the move, the right hand down and half fisted. From the artistic effect of view, this conflict the state before the arrival of the climax even more attractive. Michelangelo created it based on the human body structure and muscles. Its facial expression is very realistic. The statue Biblical David has an elegant posture. The statue has been promoted as a model of classical art.
This precious sculpture was completed in 1504. According to historical records, the marble material was once used by Leonardo da Vinci , but later abandoned, and gave the stone to Michelangelo. Michelangelo decided to put it in front of the City Hall. However the sculpture now is placed on the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. And there is a copy still standing in front of the City Hall appreciated by people from all over the world.