David by Michelangelo

Dive into the saga of Michelangelo's 'David,' the epitome of Renaissance sculpture, carved from a once-unwanted block of marble. Learn about Michelangelo's unique process, likened to pulling a drowning man from water, and how he breathed life into the biblical hero. Discover how this masterpiece, depicting the tense moment before David's battle with Goliath, came to stand as a guardian of Florence, symbolizing the city's resilience and genius. Hear humorous anecdotes from its unveiling and how, despite its unmatched beauty, you really can't please everyone.