by Austin sturdivant

early life

Donatello was the son of Niccolò di Betto Bardi who was a member of the Florentine Wool Combers Guild, he was educated in the house of a family called Martelli family

Work in Florence

Donatello assisted a guy named lorenzo ghiberti with the statues of prophets for the north door of the baptistery of the florence cathedral.

Unique Style

donatello was getting a reputation for creating imposing large life like figures. his style incorporated the new science of perspective, witch allowed sculptors to create figures the same way.