Donatello And Michelangelo: The Statue Of David

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The statue of David is a symbol of the Renaissance that represents the artistic expression of humanistic ideas. Donatello and Michelangelo took different approaches to how they represented David, nonetheless, both artists used classical Roman techniques and celebrated the human form. Donatello represents David as an adolescent boy. David is holding a sword and beneath his feet is the slain head of Goliath. Donatello shows David after he has slain Goliath and represents David’s facial expression as that of an unaware gaze of a child. David looks as if he does not fully understand what has happened. It is as if David had slipped into a daydream after slaying Goliath. David’s facial expression reinforces the concept of his adolescents and combined
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