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What is the difference between Donatello's David Michelangelo's David and Bernini's David?
Herein, what is the difference between Bernini's David and Michelangelo's David?
Michelangelo's David is all about confidence, focus and controlled emotion. In contrast, Bernini's David is all about dramatic action and determination. These are just some of the differences in the statues that enables us to tell that they are both from different artistic periods.
what is significant about Donatello's statue of David? Donatello's bronze statue of David (circa 1440s) is famous as the first unsupported standing work of bronze cast during the Renaissance, and the first freestanding nude male sculpture made since antiquity. The youth is completely naked, apart from a laurel-topped hat and boots, and bears the sword of Goliath.
Keeping this in consideration, what does Bernini's David represent?
David served as a symbol of the Catholic Church, the Republic of Florence, and the Italian people at various points throughout the Renaissance. As the classic underdog, fighting to divine victory against great odds, this figure made for a powerful symbol. Bernini's David also represented something larger than itself.
Where are the three David statues?
A committee of artists, including Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, met and decided that the statue should be situated at the entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio on the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. The original sculpture is now in the Accademia Gallery in Florence. The David in the Piazza della Signoria is a replica.