By Chris Trilling

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This is Donatello's David. It was made at about 1430-1440. Donatello's bronze David was restores and is located at the Bangello National Museum in Florence. This was the first free standing sculpture made out of bronze, during the Renaissance. It is a bronze sculpture who has fought in a war, which made him heroic. The ism that is closely linked to this is humanism. This shows humanism because it shows that Donatello can do this and it shows humans are war heroes, and they don't have to do with religion. You can see Donatello's David in google images, at artstor, or in The Bangello National Museum.

Biography of Donatello

Donatello was an Italian Renaissance artist and architect. He was born in Florence, Italy and he died on December 13, 1466. He spent most of his life in his home town of Florence, where most of his work was accomplished. He eventually made his own workshop there. We don't know a lot about Donatello's education, but we do know that when he was a teenager, he worked in the Florentine workshop of the important new sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti. When he was 20, he worked with Giotto di Bondone and Filippo Bruelleschi on the famous Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Donatello started making marble sculptures in 1408. Donatello created buildings and marble sculptures. His patrons were the Medici family. The two -isms that closely link to Donatello are humanism and skepticism. He shows humanism because he sculptured marble sculptures which resemble humans, and not religion. He shows skepticism because he did not show anything in his creations that made him believe in a religion.


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