Three statues of David- those of Donatello, Verrocchio, and Michelangelo - symbolize various aspects of the Renaissance.
Discuss these three separate works of art, and show the elements of continuity and transformation they exemplify and that define the various "Renaissances," then say which is your favorite. Tell us why.
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In this written assignment, three sculptural representations of David will be discussed and analyzed. The three statues of David— those of Donatello, Verrocchio, and Michelangelo — symbolize various aspects of the Renaissance. I will discuss these three separate works of art, and show the elements of continuity and transformation they exemplify, and that define the various "Renaissances." I will then conclude and reveal which of the sculptures are my favorite and why.
In 1504, Michelangelo sculpted his David out of marble. He chooses to depict David as a young man in his prime (Soltes, L21, 22:14). In this David, a young man looks intently at what we assume to be Goliath. Soltes remarks that the David is like Polyclitus’s sculpture of an athlete and compares him to a Roman copy of the athlete in his prime (Soltes, L21, 22:43). Soltes compare David to the modern day baseball pitcher getting ready to throw a fastball (Soltes, L21, 23:11)....