Few sculptures are as famous as Michelangelo's David, and if you've ever seen it you'll understand why. The masterpiece of the Renaissance period was completed in 1504, when Michelangelo was just 29 years old, and today over 8 million people per year visit the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence so they can marvel at the iconic marble statue.
What is beauty - the 10 qualities that make art beautiful
Animation Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling How can man get back to paradise? That’s pretty much the story of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. But in terms of beauty, the thing I think still makes an impact when you take away everything you can look up in books is the amazing, distorted animation of what you’re seeing. The animation of tremendous knees, frowns, foreheads, hair like the turbulent sea –a constant twisting, writhing, muscular movement.