Donatello was an artist renowned for his artistic innovations in the realm of sculpture he ushered in an artistic style that relinquished the elegant, idealized gothic style in favor of a more classicizing. History most art scholars believe that the sculpture was commissioned by cosimo de' medici (1389-1464), who had a particularly high opinion of donatello, but exactly when it was made is not known majority opinion appears to favour the 1440s, when the new medici palace was designed and built by the florentine architect michelozzo di bartolommeo (1396-1472. Donatello (donato di niccolò di betto bardi), master of sculpture in both marble and bronze, one of the greatest of all italian renaissance artists a good deal is known about donatello's life and career, but little is known about his character and personality, and what is known is not wholly reliable.
The next stop is not a pure donatello work, but it is a work of art which merits being seen donatello assisted lorenzo ghiberti with the statues of the prophets for the north door of the baptistery of florence cathedral. David is the title of two statues of the biblical hero david by the italian early renaissance sculptor donatello they consist of an early work in marble of a clothed figure (1408-09), and a far more famous bronze figure that is nude between its helmet and boots, and dates to the 1430s or later. Bh: yes, and of course, michelangelo’s marble sculpture was a public sculpture—it was meant to go in a niche high up in one of the buttresses of the cathedral of florence, commissioned by the office of works for the cathedral. This putto sculpture at the museum of fine arts, boston, is now believed to be by donatello photo: otis norcross fund, courtesy the museum of fine arts, boston.
Donatello was the bridge to modern sculpture due to his actions, character, and realistic human expressions he is famous for including physical distortions, making things purposely “ugly”, in his work for artistic effect. The italian sculptor donatello (1386-1466) was the greatest florentine sculptor before michelangelo and certainly the most influential individual artist of the 15th century in italy nearly every later sculptor and numerous florentine and paduan painters were indebted to him. Donatello (1386-1466) was a master of sculpture in bronze and marble and was considered one of the greatest italian renaissance artists of his time.
Born in 1386, just three years before cosimo de'medici, donato di niccolò di betto bardi was known as donatello the son of a florentine wool-carder, by 14 he was learning sculpture. Donatello was the son of niccolò di betto bardi, who was a member of the florentine arte della lana, and was born in florence, probably in the year 1386donatello was educated in the house of the martelli family he apparently received his early artistic training in a goldsmith's workshop, and then worked briefly in the studio of lorenzo ghiberti. Donatello, from an early age, showed signs of making it big in the world of art and sculpture pursuing his interest, he apprenticed early and meticulously learned the detailed nuances of the field as such, he started receiving commissions for his work early on.
David is the name given to two sculptures by the early-renaissance italian sculptor, donatello in 1408, the artist was tasked to carve a marble statue of david, who was a biblical character that fought courageously against the gigantic goliath. Donatello was the first artist to craft a nude sculpture and many followed his example after his death, including michelangelo michelangelo's david, generally considered superior to donatello's, followed in the same graceful, classical style. Donatello would become known as the most important sculptor to resuscitate classical sculpture from its tomb in antiquity, through an invigorated style that departed from the gothic period's flat iconography.
Donatello, saint mark, c 1411-1413, marble (copy) the statue of st mark was commissioned by the linen guild, one of the poorer guilds in florence whose patron was st mark they decided to hire the sculptor donatello for the commission, who created a larger than life-size work (it is 7’9” tall. Donatello (donato di niccolò di betto bardi c 1386 – december 13, 1466) was a famous early renaissance italian artist and sculptor from florence he is, in part, known for his work in bas-relief, a form of shallow relief sculpture that, in donatello's case, incorporated significant 15th century developments in perspectival illusionism. Donatello di niccolo di betto bardi, better known as simply donatello, is arguably one of the most influential sculptors from the italian renaissance he was born in 1386 or 1387 in florence, italy. Sculpture and architecture in central and northern italy brunelleschi & ghiberti, the sacrifice of isaac donatello's saint mark originally stood in a niche in the exterior of donatello, st mark (quiz) donatello, feast of herod donatello, madonna of the clouds donatello, david.
Donatello the italian sculptor donatello (1386-1466) was the greatest florentine sculptor before michelangelo and certainly the most influential individual artist of the 15th century in italy nearly every later sculptor and numerous florentine and paduan painters were indebted to him. Donatello's later david was the first freestanding bronze cast statue of the renaissance era as well as the first nude sculpture of a male since the classical sculptures of ancient greece 4 the bronze statue was controversial during the renaissance and thereafter due to the sexual connotations some experts took note of, such as the wing from. Donatello donatello’s real name is donato di niccolo di betto bardi (1386-1466) donatello was a master of sculpture in bronze and marble and was one of the greatest italian renaissance artists of his time.