Donatello

Born: 5 June 1811
Dead: 5 June 2019
In: Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Firenze, FI, Italia


Short description:

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.


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