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David by Michelangelo with jockey shorts 47" H

 David   by Michelangelo  L'Academia, Florence
Michelangelo began work on the colossal figure of David in 1501, and by 1504 the sculpture was in place outside the Palazzo Vecchio. The choice of David was supposed to reflect the power and determination of Republican Florence and was under constant attack from supporters of the usurped Medicis. In the 19th century the statue was moved to the Accademia.
Photo at the left is David in white bonded marble.
Note: After viewers through the windows of our gallery complained to our landlord about the nudity, we decided to outfit David with some jockey shorts. Sorry! But you've got to have a sense of humor to make it in this crazy world of art.

It is sad to say that in the 21st century in the U.S. if you acquire a copy of the most famous statue in the world, you may be accused of being homosexual, a pervert, or worse. But, if you are one of those enlightened indivuduals who are not terrorized at the sight of the human body, you will rise above these petty attacks and collect and display the art that pleases you.

91" High David by Michelangelo in Fiberglass
 Title

David

David

David

David
 Material

Bonded Marble

Bonded Marble

Fiberglass

Fiberglass
 Finish

 White

 White

 Antique Stone

 Antique Stone
 Size

12"H

19"H

44"H

81"H
List Price

 $52.00

 $234.00

  $363.00

  $2,541.00
Internet Discount

-10.00

-50.00

  -66.00

  -462.00
Your Price

  $40.00

  $184.00

  $297.00

  $2,079.00
In Stock

 Yes

 Yes

Cast to Order

 Cast to Order
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 2-3 days

 2-3 days

 2 to 3 Weeks

 2 to 3 Weeks
Shipping 48 States

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Above: 81" H David in fiberglass with Antique Stone finish
What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how expressive and admirable! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world!" Shakespeare through the mouth of Hamlet expressed in words that which Michelangelo with his David expressed in marble.

In 1501 the twenty-six year old Michelangelo was given an eighteen foot block of marble that had been hacked at by other sculptors and which had lain for thirty-five years in the cathedral work yard. Out of it he was to fashion a statue of David. Donatello and Verrocchio before him had in Florence made notable interpretations of David but Michelangelo's was destined to be of a very different nature. His David emerged from the stone, not as a small, brave adolescent who had already killed Goliath, but as a young man, at the peak of physical strength who is ready to go forth to conquer the giant; an apotheosis of heroic qualities. He appears the perfection of a man -- a man noble in reason, expressive and admirable in body! As in the Pieta, Michelangelo the master of anatomy, distorts to convey. The enlarged right hand tells us of his courage and physical power.