- Desiderio da Settignano (1428/30-64)
Desiderio da Settignano was probably the most promising
sculptor among the followers of Donatello. He adopted the technique of very
low relief (rilievo schiacciato) which had been invented by Donatello, but Desiderio
used it for purposes of extreme delicacy of effect quite different from the heroic
style of Donatello.
Desiderio's sensitive treatment of women and children is
best seen in his busts: examples are in Berlin, Florence (Bargello), London
(V&A), Paris (Louvre), Philadelphia, Toledo Ohio and Washington (NG).
His major monumental work is the tomb of Carlo Marsuppini (d.1453) in Sta
Croce, Florence, which derives from Donatello and the Rossellini.
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- Source: The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists (Penguin Reference Books)