Donato (1386 – 1466 . Florence), also known as Donatello, was an early Renaissance Italian painter and sculptor. He is known for his work in bas-relief, a form of shallow relief sculpture that, in Donatello's case, incorporated significant 15th-century developments in perspectival illusionism.
David by Donatello, 1430s, bronze, 5' 2 1/4" H, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy
donatello's david | Donatello's David
Donatello: Judith and Holofernes 1455-60 Bronze, height 236 cm (without base) Palazzo Vecchio, Florence To his early, free-standing bronze statue of David, Donatello added a late masterpiece of similar quality in the form of his Judith and Holofernes group. Donatello was commissioned to do the sculpture by Cosimo de’ Medici between 1455 and 1460 as the decoration for a fountain in the garden of Palazzo Medici (later Palazzo Medici-Riccardi). In his Judith and Holofernes group, Donate...
David - Donatello
David (Donatello) - c.1430-40
Made in the 1440′s, by Donatello (1386-1466), Bronze David is one of the most famous sculptures today. It is notable as the first unsupported standing work in bronze cast during the Renaissance period, and the first freestanding nude male sculpture made since antiquity. It depicts the young David with an enigmatic smile, posed with his foot on Goliath’s severed head just after killing the giant. The youth is standing naked, apart from a laurel-topped hat and boots, bearing the sword of…