Michelangelo's David - Introduction to Humanism

In what ways can shifts in ideas affect a society's worldview?


1. Unit Curriculum & Vocabulary


2. The Humanist Approach ~ Michelangelo's David Discussion (P. 50)


  • According to the story, why did Michelangelo choose David to symbolize the city of Florence?
  • What does Michelangelo's choice suggest about how he viewed Florence's future?
  • What emotions do you read in David's face?