By Ryan Linehan
- Born in 1386 in Florence, Italy
- Stayed in Florence for most of his life
- In 1403 he was apprenticed, trained, and educated by Ghiberti
- He was a very well known sculptor around Italy
- Donatello was the greatest Florentine sculptor before Michaelangelo
- The type of artwork Donatello used was sculpting
- Two of his works are "David" and "Judith"
- Some of Donatello's patrons were the Medici family, Cosimo, and Piero
The Work - "David"
- This sculptor is known as David.
- It was created in 1408.
- David was "intended to adorn a buttress of the Cathedral" (Donatello 1).
- "The statue of David was placed in the Palazzo Vecchio to represent Florentine republic," (Donatello 1).
- Marble to create life-size nudes was a new technique in the time period.
- It was a significant piece because it resembled Florentine republic.
- I find i interesting because it is a life-sized sculptor made of marble. It must have been difficult to accomplish for this time period.
- Donatello's "David" is most likely linked to Individualism because every artist has their own style of artwork and this resembles the way Donatello created art.
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Donatello's David. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. <http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_(Donatello)>.
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Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. <http://www.shafe.co.uk/art/donatello-_bronze_david_(florence-_bargello).asp>.