CHARLES RAY with Alexander Nagel
Michelangelos David (1504), Anticos (Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi) Spinario (ca. 1500), and the Spinario (ca. 50 BCE)
Recently I was reading a book about Michelangelo’s David where the scholar wonders why Michelangelo showed him as a fully grown young man, rather than as a prepubescent boy, the way Donatello and Verrocchio represent the figure. And my thought was: Really?