No, not that David. The other one.

The Artist’s Eye

When I was about thirteen, I was studying the Italian Renaissance in History. We’d been given a handout and I was leafing through it, turning the pages.

And that’s when I first saw Donatello’s David.

I honestly couldn’t say what it was about that sculpture that caught my attention, or why it had such an effect on me. I still can’t. But I was completely and utterly smitten. It captivated me. Donatello was a master craftsman; if the David isn’t proof of that, I don’t know what is.

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2 Responses to No, not that David. The other one.

  1. Michelangelo’s David

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  2. I agree. I’m not a huge fan of sculpture – possibly because I got so sick of seeing my father’s sculpts all over the house and garden while I was a child – but I like some, and I like Donatello’s David. I like his slightly effeminate quality.

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