In a time of massive political change, The Statue of David became a symbol of the Florentine Republic’s strength. Much like David facing Goliath, during the 15th century, the Florentine Republic was threatened by stronger states on all sides, not to mention the Medici Family regaining power.
When David was placed outside the city government buildings in the Piazza della Signoria this connection solidified itself in the public’s mind.
What you see in our newest Then & Now Art® image is a replica of the original David standing outside of the Palazza Vecchio museum. A stark reminder to every passing tourist and resident alike that the Statue of David looms nearby under shelter, safe from both vandals and nature's elements.