The character of Michelangelos
David statue and what he symbolizes, was perfectly
in tune with Michelangelos patriotic feelings.
This young Biblical hero demonstrated that inner
spiritual strength can prove to be more effective
than weapons and arms. It was Michelangelos
choice to represent the David statue as an athletic,
manly character, very concentrated and ready
to fight. Using a mere sling this young shepherd
arose to overcome his enemies. With this statue
Michelangelos proved to his contemporaries that
he not only surpassed all modern artists, but
also the Greeks and Romans, by infusing formal
beauty with powerful expressiveness and meaning
into his David.