Why is Michelangelo’s "David" considered a masterpiece of Western art?

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  • 1 year ago
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    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!

  • John
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    1 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.

  • Dj2541
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    1 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!

  • Mark
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    1 year ago

    YOU'RE taking the class; WE aren't. Do your own homework.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    That was back when statues had wieners.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    it's gorgeous!

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