Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Episode 25: The Davids

Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini are three master sculptors from three very different times. One thing they have in common? Subject matter. During all of their times, religous topics were well loved by patrons, including the story of David. As in David and Goliath.

There are a few differences in their approaches, including what moment of the story they depict, how David seems to feel about it, and in what manner to emphasis his youth.

Donatello, David, c. 1440

Michelangelo, David, 1504

Bernini, David, 1623-24


  1. I can't listen to the podcast. I can only listen to the most recent one.

    1. Sorry about that! We only keep the last 4 episodes on Soundcloud. I will update those links right now, but you can always get our entire archive of episodes on iTunes U at http://itunes.apple.com/us/institution/utah-valley-university/id385152553?mt=10.

    2. And I take that back... the link is working on soundcloud now: http://soundcloud.com/artsandfacts/epsiode-25-the-davids, but it will be down tomorrow, the 26th.


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