David In The Mist

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Artist Statement

The early morning mist shrouds the famous statue of David, by famous artist and sculptor Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known simply as Michelangelo. This ethereal representation is an enhanced image I took in Firenze (Florence), Italy in 2015.

The history of the statue of David begins before Michelangelo’s work on it from 1501 to 1504.
With a height of 5.17 metres (17 ft), the David was the first colossal marble statue made in the early modern period following classical antiquity, a precedent for the 16th century and beyond.

The biblical figure David was a favoured subject in the art of Florence. Because of the nature of the figure it represented, the statue soon came to symbolise the defence of civil liberties embodied in the 1494 constitution of the Republic of Florence, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the political aspirations of the Medici family.

David In The Mist
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