By: Yifei Zheng
Renaissance sculptor Donatello was born during 1386 in Florence, Italy. Donatello spent the majority of his life in Florence, but also lived in Rome for a while. He was very educated in the arts and trained under Lorenzo Ghiberti. Donatello was also very gifted and had lots of humanist insight. He worked creatively with material and made judgments during his sculpting based on the world around him. Some of Donatello's most famous works are David and Virgin and Child. Donatello's David was commissioned under Cosimo de Medici. From this sculpture, one can see that Donatello paid attention to humanism and individualism.
The Bronze David
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