Sunday 30 November 2014

Verrocchio's David

Here's the third of the Davids to be found in the V&A Cast Room, a plaster cast of Andrea del Verrocchio's bronze David (1473-75) commissioned by the infamous Medici family. I find this the most convincing of the three Davids in the Cast Room. Verrocchio's David is youthfully well formed, rather than a pretty boy, and he isn't starkers. I can't imagine a future king of the Israelites parading about in the nuddy to take pot shots at Goliath. The myth is he had to remove his armour to wield his slingshot. Okay, but starkers... (CLICK).


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