A founder of Renaissance Donatello rediscovered CONTRAPOSTO weight of body on one leg with the rest of posture relaxed Donatello, David, Donatello created the first male nude sculpture in nearly 2000 years.
Donatello’s David from the back. At the exact height of an average man, this statue is the first one of the Italian Renaissance to be a full-body figure. This allows the viewer to look at the statue in all 360 degrees.
Made in the by Donatello Bronze David is one of the most famous sculptures today. It is notable as the first unsupported standing work in bronze cast during the Renaissance period, and the first freestanding nude male sculpture made since antiquity.