Which of these famous works of art is NOT a painting?
One of the world’s most beloved works art, “David,” the 17-foot-tall, 12,000-pound marble statue by Michelangelo Buonarroti, was unveiled to the public in Florence, Italy on this day in 1504. Carved from a single block of white Italian Carrara marble, the massive statue depicts a nude David, the Biblical hero who used a slingshot to slay the giant Goliath. The work was commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral of Florence in 1501, and took roughly three years to complete. The statue is widely considered one of the finest examples of High Renaissance art.
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