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In the early 15th century artist Donatello sculpted a male nude in bronze David using Classical ideals At the end of the 15th century this sculpture was interpreted by another artist Andrea Del Verrocchio While both sculptures portray David standing over the head of Goliath this is where the similarities end These two versions of the biblical subject are much different in the way David is portrayed his attire as well as the overall feeling invoked from the two sculptures Verrocchio and Donatello both show David standing over the head of the slain Goliath Donatellos David portrays him as a sensual figure rather than a hero His sword is pointed downward by his side and his gaze too is also downward This makes it look as if he is humble about his victory Verrocchios David on the other hand portrays him as a hero valiantly standing over the head of Goliath His sword is pointed outward r rather than down making it look as if he is still ready to battle His gaze is also up and he has a look of pride in his eyes The two artists differences in attire on both sculptures also differs Donatello leaves his sculpture of David nude except for a hat and boots The articles of clothing are hardly noticeable due to the fact that they are a soft and appealing Verrochios David however is clothed in attire suitable for battle His garment seems to be that of a warrior of his time The overall feeling invoked from both sculptures is the last difference between the two Donatellos David invokes a feeling of sensuality and elegance in not only the way David is posed but also in his serene facial
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