read online Prime Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be By Jane Sutcliffe –

Michelangelo saw somethingsomeonespecial in the stone No one wanted the giant The hulking block of marble lay in the work yard, rained on, hacked at, and abandoneduntil a young Michelangelo saw his David in itNight and day, Michelangelo worked in secret, lovingly coaxing statue out of the stone Its majesty endures even today This is the story of how a neglected, discarded stone became a masterpiece for all time It is also a story of how humans see themselves reflected in art Back matter includes further information about David and a selected bibliography