Lecture 17 - /03/09 See Artstor for images go to EUR 101 folder Donatello(1386-1466 A.D “David” ca 1428-40 A.D • After the long Dark Age

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 17 11/03/09 See Artstor for images go to EUR 101 folder. Donatello (1386-1466 A.D.) “David” ca. 1428-40 A.D. • After the long Dark Age period, it is the first freestanding statue (body figure) since Roman period. • The statue is meant for public display. • Both have lowered gazes—signs of mortality. • Visual paradox / Christian narrative: boy-like David v.s. monster-like Goliath, nude David v.s. clothed Goliath. Represents the fact that Florence will be victorious over Milan. Bernini (1598-1680), “David” (1623). • Unity of body and spirit. • Dramatic presentation of sculptures—sculptures in action, intense facial and physical expression. • Bernini’s David sculpture does not include the head of Goliath, yet the idea is implied by the gaze of David. In comparison, Michelangelo’s David is self-contained. Bernini’s David seizes a dramatic moment in which David is about to take action. As a result, Bernini’s David is more likely to be located in a larger space David is about to take action....
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Lecture 17 - /03/09 See Artstor for images go to EUR 101 folder Donatello(1386-1466 A.D “David” ca 1428-40 A.D • After the long Dark Age

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