CLEP Western Civ I

Category - Renaissance and Reformation

The work above is named:
  1. The Victory of Florence
  2. Moses
  3. Pietà
  4. David
  5. The Triumph of the Chalice
Answer: D - The work is named David (1440s), the first nude male sculpture created since antiquity. The biblical figure of David, depicted in Donatello’s bronze as standing on the head of Goliath, was the symbol of the city of Florence, which was why he was such a recurrent figure in Renaissance sculpture. While the work was commissioned by the Medic is, Donatello incorporated visual elements into the statue to demonstrate (in a very low-key way) that the Medic is thought they could possess the symbol of Florence (signifying that they could possess Florence itself).
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