9-19-07 - David: Block that it was carved from was 14 feet...

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David: Block that it was carved from was 14 feet high, and had been acquired by the Florence cathedral David is patron saint of Florence o As a young boy/man, he was the armor bearer to Saul, who was at war with philistines. Goliath, of the philistines, was a giant and challenged any man of the army of Saul. David volunteers. Beats Goliath with a rock and then cuts his head off. Then the philistines flee. Agostino di Duccio first commissioned to carve it, but his contract was terminated. 10 yrs later Antonio Rosselino commissioned. Then considered Leonardo, and finally in 1501 Michelangelo started. In all likelihood Michelangelo carved from front to back o More information in the front Tension of body carried in a diagonal across the figure o Taken from classical past Back heel lifted up, so greater sense of potential for movement Comes from a classical precedent o The body should be composed of certain proportions, however Michelangelo’s David’s head is slightly large
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course HISTORY 11 taught by Professor Muller during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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9-19-07 - David: Block that it was carved from was 14 feet...

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