Donatello

Donatello

Donatello was the son of Niccolò di Betto Bardi, who was a member of the Florentine Arte della Lana , and was born in Florence, most likely in the year 1386. Donatello was educated in the house of the Martelli family. [1] He apparently received his early artistic training in a goldsmith's workshop, and then worked briefly in the studio of Lorenzo Ghiberti .

David is the title of two statues of the biblical hero by the Italian early Renaissance sculptor Donatello , an early work in marble of a clothed figure (1408-09), and a far more famous bronze figure that is nude between its helmet and boots, and dates to the 1430s or later. Both are now in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence .

Born in Florence, Italy, around 1386, 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.

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