Donatello

Madonna and Child

About Donatello

  • Born in Florence, Italy 1386
  • Spent most of his life sculpting in Florence
  • Worked for different masters in Ghiberti
  • Sculpted with many different materials, taking requests from higher class people
  • Mostly created sculptures such as: Madonna and Child, David, Mary Magdalen
  • Patrons were his students, local church goers, and Cosimo de' Medici


Madonna and Child

  • Created 1410-1420
  • Can be found at the Detroit Institution of Arts in Detroit, Michigan
  • A small (67.6cm, 37.8cm, 33.3cm) sculpture that has color unlike most of Donatello's sculpture
  • I think this is interesting that Donatello did so many sculptures of "Madonna and Child"
  • This sculpture shows Humanism because it is just a statue of people with no religious purpose


Cited Sources

  • Creator : Donatello, European; Southern European; Italian, 1386-1466
Title : Madonna and Child
Date : c. 1410-1420
Repository : The Detroit Institute of Arts
Repository : Detroit, Michigan, USA
Repository : Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund
Repository : 40.19
Repository : http://www.dia.org/
ARTstor : AMICO_DETROIT_1039543869
URL : http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=8D1Efjk2MTUiKjM8ZjYURXojU3gsdlNz


  • Creator : Donatello
Title : Pazzi Madonna
Title : front view
Date : c. 1420
Repository : Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Repository : http://www.smb.museum/smb/home/index.php?lang=de
ARTstor : BERLIN_DB_10313630393
URL : http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=8zZXajAhOy81MUA7eD94QXwqXHMh


  • Creator : attributed to Donatello
Title : Madonna and Child
Date : 3rd decade of the 15th century
Repository : Museo Bardini
ARTstor : SCALA_ARCHIVES_10310474422
URL : http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=4iFCeTg4NCciJy8laCt2KngqXXgvfl58fyY%3D


  • Creator : Giovanni Minello
Title : Madonna and Child
Title : front view
Date : c. 1490
Repository : Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Repository : http://www.smb.museum/smb/home/index.php?lang=de
ARTstor : BERLIN_DB_10313630399
URL : http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=8zZXajAhOy81MUA7eD94QXwqXHMr