Donatello

Sculptor (c. 1385/6 - 1466)

01.12.11: Gallery Text

Donatello is one of the greatest sculptors that ever lived owing to his astonishing ability to portray the spectrum of human emotion and character. Long-lived and versatile, he worked in a great range of materials. This work offers a clear picture of the artist and the man.

His own heroic style, first seen in the "St Mark" (1411-12) and his "St John Evangelist" (1413-15), made his reputation. In both these he created a new kind of humanity, slightly larger than life and exemplifying those qualities of will that were so highly prized in the early renaissance. His "St George" (1416-c.1420) for Osanmichele the Saint is a portrayal of the Christian hero, but more significantly it is the earliest datable example of perpective being used to create definable space for the figures to occupy.


01.12.11: Images

Donatello sculptures/figures @ ebay.com (direct link to sculptures) - just checked and there's nothing better in the world than these figures!


David

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The Prophet Habakkuk

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Mary Magdalene

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The Prophet Jeremiah, 1423-27

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The Nativity, C.1460

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Pulpit from the South Side of the Nave, 1460

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St. Louis of Toulouse

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St. Louis of Toulouse

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Donatello Books @ Amazon


Biography


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Leonardo

Biography and gallery here.


Michelangelo

Biography and gallery here.


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