Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi
80 years old
In 1407, Donatello and rival artist, Filippo Brunelleschi, became friends and traveled together to Rome where they studied classical art. Donatello was back in Florence by 1408 and that year he completed David, a life-size marble statue pictured below.
This marble sculpture happens to be my favorite work done by Donatello. I think that the use of marble as a medium to craft a beautiful work as such, is absolutely magnificent. The elements of art that I see in this work are focused on form, value, and line.
Sculpture of Mary Magdalene
Life-size sculpture depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Judith and Holofernes
Sculpture depicting the beheading of Holofernes by Judith