Biography of Donatello
- Born in Florence, Italy in 1386
- Spent most of his life in Florence
- Trained as a goldsmith in the workshop of Lorenzo Ghiberti
- Educated in the House of the Martelli Family
- Donatello was a sculptor and a goldsmith for a living
- Sculpted in Florence as well as other countries
- His sculptures included David, Judith and Holofernes, and Erasmo da Narni
- Main patron was Cosimo de Medici- Very, Very Close to Cosimo
- Donatello was closely linked to Humanism- All of his sculptures focused on the human being and their glory/feats.
- Created in 1420
- Viewed in Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
- Marked new developments in conveying the optical experience of distance
- A famous sculpture where Donatello focuses on a soldier. He is wearing armor and slays a terrifying dragon. St. George is sculpted from marble.
- This piece is closely linked to Humanism- man can accomplish many great things
- I find this pice so interesting because there are beliefs in Dragons during the Renaissance
"Donatello." World Eras. Ed. Norman J. Wilson. Vol. 1: European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001. Biography in Context. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.