September 26, 2003
The face of David

Blatant quota posting. Great art. If it's great art, all is excused.


Of course I've heard of this sculpture, Michelangelo's David, although I did have to check with a friend that this was it. I've never really looked at David's face before. He looks so young, and so anxious. As you would if you were squaring up to Goliath. His body, which is all that you mostly register from the pictures of this famous piece, is casual confident. But this face, close to, with its creased up forehead, is downright scared.

I like it. Well done, Michelangelo Buonarotti (1475-1564).

And did you know that the year Michelangelo died was the year Shakespeare was born. How about that?

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 09:53 PM
Category: Sculpture