Michelangelo's works. This marble statue represents the Biblical character David; you know the one? The boy who went to fight and killed the giant Goliath.
For a start, I put it to you that this is totally inaccurate and Michelangelo must have been on the vino again when he sculpted it. David definetly did not go out fighting Goliath in the nude. Had he done so the crowd would have taken many photos with their cell-phones and posted them on social media. So, grow up Michelangelo and enough of all these nudes!
Now I am sure that as you look, or marvel, at this marble masterpiece of the Renaissance period your eyes will immediately focus, as did mine, on one focal point.
What exactly is David carrying on his shoulder? I looked at the statue from every angle eyes fixed at the left hand, (most of the time), and I could not work out what he is holding. Suggestions please!
Apparently the statue was created between 1501 and 1504. Can you imagine? Three years for a model to stand naked in the great outdoors with no clothes on? He was obviously freezing cold when the work was eventually completed ... with all that marble all over the place.