Why is Michelangelo’s "David" considered a masterpiece of Western art?
- 1 year agoFavorite Answer
It is perfection, carved from a single block of marble. I got to see it in person a long time ago. It's huge. The detail is stunning, using the natural 'veins' of the marble to appear like the veins under the skin. Follow the link and look at the pictures of the hands. And of course, dat azz!
- JohnLv 71 year ago
I wrote about visiting it on another forum one time - I've been there twice now. I described the mood in the room as "stunned silence" and that's usually 50-75 people. It's THAT incredible and words will never explain why.
- Dj2541Lv 71 year ago
Historically it is interesting as someone else had already started the sculpture but had "ruined" the marble block and it was saved by Michelangelo!
- MarkLv 71 year ago
YOU'RE taking the class; WE aren't. Do your own homework.
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- Anonymous1 year ago
That was back when statues had wieners.
- SandyLv 71 year ago