Donatello's David is the first freestanding nude bronze sculpture of the Italian Renaissance. This sculpture can be found in the Barello Museum, however was intended to be in the Medici Palace Courtyard. This sculpture is significant because it was the first unsupported nude male bronze sculpture of the Italian Renaissance. David is nude with a helmet and boots on. There is a decapitated head at his feet and a feather from the helmet goes up his leg to his groin. I found this piece so interesting because it was seen as controversial. Some people see it as representing homosexuality and others see it as a representation of Donatello's creativity. Individualism is most closely linked to this piece because of the controversy over it and the characteristics of David that Donatello created.
Artstor. David. N.d. Photograph. Museo Nazionale Del Bargello, Florence.
Donatello's Gattamelata is located in Piazza del Santo, Padua, Italy. This piece is significant because it was the first example of a bronze equestrian statue placed on a tomb since ancient times. This sculpture is composed of a determined leader sitting upon a horse with arms. I found this piece interesting because of how one of the horses front legs is raised and in order to support it, Donatello put a sphere under the foot. This work best represents individualism because of the detailed features of the leader on the horse celebrating the rider's his achievements.
Artstor. Gattamelata. 1445-1450. Photograph. Piazza Del Santo, Padua.
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