Was an Artist
Where was he born?
- Was born in 1386
- In the city of Florence, Italy
Where did he spend most of his life
- Spent most of his life sculpting in Italy
- 1403 at the age of 17 he was working for the master on the bronze reliefs of the first doors of Baptistery. He worked there for 4 years.
Education / Training
- Was trained as a goldsmith in the work shop of Lorenzo Ghiberti
- had strong taste in classical antiquity
- Worked in Pisa, and Rome
a descendent of a branch of the Bardi family, he was brought up in the Plebian tradition than his older contemporary Lorenzo Ghiberti
Whatb were his patronS?
- In 1425 he entered a partnership with Michelozzo
- Michelozzo was a sculptor and architect
Examples of "isms" linked to Donatello
- Humanism because he was a person who made statues of nude people and the public did not like it, they thought it was scandilis
- Skepticism because no one thought he could make sculptures out of anything but marble but he changed that he used marble along with wood and bronze
Specific Piece of Art
My Own Thoughts
- In my own words Saint Peter has a beard and is wearing a cloth over his body. He is holding a book in his left hand and a key in his right and has flip flops on also
- The reason why I find this picture so interesting is because Saint Peter looks like a person that would be important at the time with the key and the book.
Significance of the picture
The reason why this is significant is because he had a strong humanistic expressions of his reliefs and statues, worked in gilt bronze and pigmented wood, and he used the marble relief technique
The "Ism" that represents the picture
Secularism represents this piece of art because religion did not play role in the government, education and public school in how he is holding the book and the key.
Other Sculptors made by Donatello
Judith and Holofernes
Built in 1456-1457
Madonna and Child
made in 3rd decade of the 15th century
High Altar of the Santo; statues of St. Anthony of Padua (left) ; Madonna and Child Enthroned (Center); Saint Francis of Assi (right)
made in 1446 - 1450
Title : Saint Peter
Date : 1415 - 1425
Repository : Museo di Orsanmichele
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Creator : Donatello
Title : High Altar of the Santo; statues of St. Anthony of Padua [left}; Madonna and Child Enthroned [center]; Saint Francis of Assisi [right]
Date : 1446 - 1450
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Creator : attributed to Donatello
Title : Madonna and Child
Date : 3rd decade of the 15th century
Repository : Museo Bardini
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Creator : Donatello
Title : Judith and Holofernes
Date : c. 1456 - 1457
Repository : Palazzo vecchio (Florence, Italy)
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