DAVID by MICHELANGELO NUDE MALE STATUE SCULPTURE ITALY ITALIAN ART
Offered here is a stylish and classic European artist reproduction statue of David by Michelangelo. It is part of the Parastone Museum Collection know as Mouseion and was made in the Netherlands by skilled artists. Each piece is carefully crafted after the original statue.
Brand new in gift box, ready for gift giving
Measures approximately 10.5" H by 3.75" W by 2.5" D
Comes with descriptive card in four languages
Made of heavy quality resin with subtle, hand painted grey veins to simulate marble
Michelangelo, Italian Master (1475-1564):
As an artist, sculptor, architect and poet Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was the archetype of the Renaissance artist, the universal man (uomo universale).
As the son of the mayor of Caprese he spent all his time drawing, much to his father's chagrin. His mother died young and he was raised by a nanny who was married to a sculptor. Michelangelo proved to be so talented that as a fifteen year old he was noticed by the powerful artists' patron Lorenzo de Medici. His creativity and work ethic were unstoppable. He sculpted two of his most famous works before he was 30: The Pieta and the colossal sculpture of David.
A number of years later, he had made such a name for himself that Pope Julius II asked him to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The artist spent four long years painting the frescoes which garnered admiration from all for their emotional expressiveness their terribilita. His ground breaking style was later considered the inspiration for Mannerism. ll Divino was a living legend, the first artist to have a biography written about him whilst still alive. However, he was not a pleasant human. Contemporaries described him a a manic, rough, arrogant and sober living, grumpy man, who only lived for his art.
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