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The history of Michelangelo's David precedes his work on it from 1501-1504, as far back as 1464. At that time, the Overseers of the Office Works (Operai), comprised mostly of members of the influential Wool Guild, had plans to commission a series of twelve large Old Testament sculptures for the buttresses of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. So far only two had been created independently by Donatello and his assistant, Agostino di Duccio. Eager to continue their project, in 1464 they again contracted di Duccio to create a sculpture of David. Di Duccio only got as far as beginning to shape the legs, feet and chest of the figure, roughing out some drapery and probably gouging a hole between the legs. His association with the project, for reasons unknown, ceased with the death of his master Donatello in 1466, and Antonio Rossellino was commissioned to take up where di Duccio had left off.
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
My avatar looks like it's in a void without the background colour.
Hopefully things will be back to normal after the week-end...............