Impressive as this replica is nothing can prepare you for the sheer beauty of the original in the Accademia. If you only see one thing in Florence see David in the Accademia. You will be stunned I’m sure as I was.
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David (Replica- the original is in the Accademia), outside the Uffizi gallery. From Wiki: David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft)1 marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence.2 Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was instead placed in a public square, outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504.
Because of the nature of the hero that it represented, it soon came to symbolize the defense of civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family. The eyes of David, with a warning glare, were turned towards Rome.3 The statue was moved to the Accademia Gallery in Florence in 1873, and later replaced at the original location by a replica.