Michelangelo’s David: Great Art Explained

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Michelangelo's David: Great Art Explained | MILANO411

James Payne is your curator and a wonderful art historian. This is our favorite video on The David. Great Art Explained provides you all the fabulous details we learned as Creative Directors for MILANO411.com magazine, who have lived and studied in ITALY. He pays tribute to Michelangelo with so much love and academic criticism that educates and makes one want to buy a ticket for trip to Italy to see the statue in the flesh. Sit back and enjoy and expand your mind. 

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Michelangelo's David: Great Art Explained | MILANO411

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Michelangelo was the first superstar artist. He was a sculptor, a painter, an architect, a poet and an engineer. An outsider touched by genius. His statue of David, the most famous statue in the world, personifies the aesthetics of High Renaissance art, the politics of Renaissance Florence, and the technical virtuosity of Greek sculpture.

James Payne looks at the story of Michelangelo’s David, and discovers it is anything but the story of a teenage boy king who slew Goliath.

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