Donatello Niccolo: Sculptor/Artist

Talor Davis

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Biography of Donatello

Born as Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi in Florence, Italy, around 1386. Friends and family gave him the nickname Donatello, because his real name was too long. Sculptor Donatello apprenticed early with well-known sculptors and quickly learned the Gothic style. Before he was 20, he was receiving commissions for his work. Over his career he developed a style of lifelike, highly emotional sculptures and a reputation second only to Michelangelo's. He was Machiavellian. He lived in Florence Ital his entire life. He took after Michelangelo and Leonardo.

Some fun facts about him are that some people said he was married and others said he had mistresses, but nobody knew for sure.

My work was cited from http://www.biography.com/people/donatello-21032601

Famous Works

Statue of David

The technique he used was from a live model.

Carved out of bronze for the first time in decades.

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Famous works

School of Athens
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Famous Works

Pieta

Technique was to show the recently crucified Jesus in his mothers arms.

Style was it was carved out of marble.

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