Donatello’s David “First” before early Renaissance 1420~1450 Unsupported standing bronze work Freestanding nude male sculpture (Middle Ages) At a triumphal moment against Goliath Enemy’s head under his feet. Taking Goliath’s sword. Boots and a shepherd’s hat with laurel leaves A victorious hero A shepherd A poet and musician
Donatello’s David A young boy rather than a strong king Feminine figure Innocent and virtuous Pose of thinking and resting Humility over haughtiness The victory was God’s rather than man’s. Not many muscles A seemingly too heavy sword A mysterious expression 資料來源： Italian Renaissance http://www.italianrenaissance.org/donatellos-david/
Michelangelo’s David Marble statue in the Renaissance First time that a large scale nude statue was made then A big challenge for Michelangelo 1501~1504 5.17meter tall Ready for the battle against Goliath Slingshot and stones in his hands His face looks tense Tight nose Eyebrows deep concentration Muscular figure Visible veins Tight upper lip
Michelangelo’s David 資料來源： Italian Renaissance http://www.italianrenaissance.org/michelangelos-david/ Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_(Michelangelo) Contrapposto pose The figure stands with one leg holding its full weight and the other leg relaxed. This classic pose causes the figure’s hips and shoulders to rest at opposite angles, giving a curve to the body. The head turns to the left while the left arm is raised to his left shoulder with his sling flung down behind his back. Larger hands and head For viewers to see the statue high up there.
Ideas from those TWO Davids We may have different images. Different moments Different purposes Different roles Different expectations towards yourself What else?
Knowing before a good start Interview 5 classmates. Ask for their opinions about you. Write down all the features (adjectives) they describe you. Try to be humble for positive descriptions. Try to be thankful for negative descriptions. Ask them why they think of you that way.
Discover your different images! Analyze those interviews. Categorize the features you want and those you don’t. Think of any you want yourself to have. Create a new image you expect yourself to have. What & Why Think of ways to make it. How & When