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The Many Battles of David

In Baroque on February 23, 2011 at 4:12 PM

We’ve all heard of David, the biblical hero who defeated the Philistine warrior Goliath with a well-placed slingshot, whether it be from the Bible story or from the many depictions of him through the centuries. Why David has found so many outlets for artist’s inspiration and depiction is a large task that would cover more than one single blog post. However, we can focus on a portrayal of the young man during the Baroque era. Through this, we can find several different reasons and influences on the work. For Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s representation of David takes such a dramatic turn that the reasoning and inspiration becomes a predominate question.

Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's "David"

Donatello's David

Donatello's "David"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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