28 Jun Donatello
Dead: 5 June 2019
In: Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Firenze, FI, Italia
He was an Italian sculptor of the Renaissance.
Born in Florence, he studied classical sculpture and used this to develop a complete Renaissance style in sculpture, whose periods in Rome, Padua and Siena introduced to other parts of Italy a long and productive career.
He worked with stone, bronze, wood, clay, stucco and wax, and had several assistants, with four perhaps being a typical number.
Though his best-known works were mostly statues in the round, he developed a new, very shallow, type of bas-relief for small works, and a good deal of his output was larger architectural reliefs.