Donatello

Artist

Background

  • He was an Italian Sculptor
  • His real name is Donato di Niccolo
  • He was the greatest Florentine sculptor before Michelangelo
  • He made a statue making fun of Habakkak and Jeramiah
  • He was the greatest artist of the 15th Century in Italy
  • He was a descendant of the Important Bardi family

Achivements

  • his greatest work was sculpting the life sized Statue of David
  • He made 8 life sized statues in 20 years with his pupils
  • He made thee gilt bronze Herod's which was the first life like sculpture
  • He made Jeremiah Marble
  • He completed over 78 known sculpture

Interesting facts

  • His first job was a goldsmith for the great architect Brunelleschi
  • He was influenced to become an artist by Ghibert who Donatello was an apprentice to
  • He cursed at one of his statues for not talking

Impact on today

  • He has at least 70 artworks that have not been smashed and are in museums
  • He has inspired many people to become artist

Citations

Works Cited

Barter, James. Artist of the Renaissance. San Diego: Lucent, 1999. Print.

"Donatello." Encyclopedia of World Biography. N.p.: n.p., n.d. 1. Biography in Context. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/person/actionWin?resetBreadCrumb=&query=&prodId=BIC1&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&limiter=AC+y&showDisambiguation=true&u=libe79362&displayGroups=&p=BIC1&action=e&catId=GALE%7CAAA000042426&scanId=>.

Janson, H.W. "The Sculpture of Donatello." Biographical Encyclopedia of Artist. Volume 1 ed. N.p.: n.p., 2005. N. pag. Print.

Lewine, Milton E. "Donatello." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. N.p.: Grolier Online, 2014. 1. Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. <http://go.grolier.com/>.