Virtual 360 Tour: Alone with Michelangelo's David in the Galleria dell'Accademia

Apr 04, 2020 1937

Michelangelo is one of the most famous artists and sculptors of the Renaissance, and had a major influence on the development of art in the Western world. His greatest known masterpiece is of course the colossal stone sculpture of David who stands victoriously in pride of place in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Michelangelo’s home city of Florence.

The sheer size and intricacy of Michelangelo’s masterpiece resembles a divine creation in its own right, the most famous piece of art to stem from the Renaissance, if not one of the most famous sculptures in the entire world. Representing the courageous David in the biblical story of David and Goliath, Michelangelo’s sculpture was created as a symbol of Florentine freedom.

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