David

David
Gigantic marble, started in 1501 and completed in 1504Michelangelo began work on the colossal figure of David in 1501, and by
1504 the sculpture (standing at 4.34m/14 ft 3 in tall) was in place
outside the Palazzo Vecchio. The choice of David was supposed to reflect
the power and determination of Republican Florence and was under constant
attack from supporters of the usurped Medicis. In the 19th century the
statue was moved to the Accademia.

David Gigantic marble, started in 1501 and completed in 1504Michelangelo began work on the colossal figure of David in 1501, and by 1504 the sculpture (standing at 4.34m/14 ft 3 in tall) was in place outside the Palazzo Vecchio. The choice of David was supposed to reflect the power and determination of Republican Florence and was under constant attack from supporters of the usurped Medicis. In the 19th century the statue was moved to the Accademia.