Incredible Detailed Close-Ups of Michelangelo’s David
December 21, 2016|
He was 29 when Michelangelo completed what would become one of the most famous artworks of all time, David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture that stands 17 ft (5.16 m) tall, weighs 12,478 lbs (5,660 kg), and was carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
The sculpture was created between 1501 and 1504 and depicts the Biblical hero David, who fell Goliath. Today, it is located at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence and is visited by more than 8 million people ever year.
The throng of visitors makes it difficult to enjoy the work in person as tourists clamour for photos.
Below you will find close-ups of Michelangelo’s incredible sculpture.