XL David Head
Michelangelo's sculpture breaks away from the traditional way of representing king David. He does not present us with the winner, the giant's head at his feet and the powerful sword in his hand, like other sculptures show. Rather, he portrays a youthful King David as tense with a sense of the gathering of power immediately preceding the battle. Perhaps the Michelangelo sculpture has caught David just at the moment when he notices his people hesitating, while Goliath attempts to intimidate and mock them. This heroic stance can be exemplified in many ways, either by a faux bronze finish or base stand, for the size of this sculpture will easily make it stand out. However, in real marble this piece will shine the most, truly mirroring the traditional roman artistry that was originally intended.