Sutcliffe retells the story of the creation of one of the
most famous statues in the world – Michelangelo Buonarroti’s
sculpture of the shepherd boy from the Bible who killed the
giant warrior, Goliath.
The huge block of marble David was carved from stone that
had rested in Florence, Italy, for over forty years before
Michelangelo began the three-year task of transforming it
from a weathered block of stone to a breathtaking image of
a young man.
David had to then be moved from the workshop where he was
created to a place of honor in Florence’s city square.
It took forty men four days to move the 18-foot statue and
get it up on a pedestal where everyone could admire it.