Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bernini's David

Gian Lorenzo Bernini. David. Marble. 1623-24

I chose Bernini’s sculpture of David as my favorite because his depiction is different than the other three. He depicts David in motion as opposed to before or after battle. What I especially like about the sculpture is the facial expression depicted. Bernini is also very detailed in his depiction of David. Unlike the other sculptures of David, the viewer has to view the sculpture from a different perspective in order to understand it then from the front. After doing more research, I was surprised that Bernini created the sculpture at just twenty-four years old and that it only took him seven months to complete. 

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