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Michelangelo Buonarroti is arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art and the most potent force in the Italian High Renaissance As a sculptor architect painter and poet he exerted a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent Western art in general Michelangelo was born March 6 1475 in the small village of Caprese near Arezzo He lived during the Italian High Renaissance Although he was born in Caprese he lived in Florentine There he created some of the most spectacular works of art ever One in particular was the statue David Michelangelo had a serious reason for creating this statue He made this statue to show the people who David the Old Testament hero who defeated Goliath actually was David is shown by Michelangelo as a lithe nude youth muscular and alert looking off into the distance as if sizing up the enemy Goliath The fiery intensity of Davids facial expression is termed terribilit a feature characteristic of many of Michelangelos figures and of his own personality David Michelangelos most famous sculpture became the symbol of Florence and originally was place in the Piazza della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio the Florentine town hall With this statue Michelangelo proved to his contemporaries that he not only surpassed all modern artists but also the Greeks and Romans by infusing formal beauty with powerful expressiveness and meaning Michelangelos David does not make me feel a certain way It is simply a magnificent statue This statue does not have a certain mood David is a statue of David in the nude looking off into the distance The color is white so it does not show any mood through its color This work of art is a realistic figure of David The statue is a masterful
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