Donato Di Betto Bardi Research Paper

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In this paper, I will write a brief history of the one of the greatest Italian Renaissance master sculpture of both marble and bronze. Donato di Niccolo’ di Betto Bardi better known as Donatello. I will also give an account of some of the historical events going on during the time of Donatello and evaluate one of his greatest bronze statues called “David” done in the early fifteenth century. Brief History “The Italian sculptor Donatello (1386-1466) was the greatest Florentine sculptor before Michelangelo and certainly the most influential individual artist of the 15th century in Italy. Nearly every later sculptor and numerous Florentine and Paduan painter were indebted to him.” (Encyclopedia of World Biography, p 55) According to, Donato di Niccolo’ di Betto Bardi (Donatello) was born in 1386 in Florence, Italy. He later died in Florence on December 12, 1466. Donatello was the son of a Florentine Wool Comber Guild, which would give him status as the son of an artisan. Donatello would receive education from the home of the Martellis, a family of wealth and influence in Florence. From the Encyclopedia of World Biography (EWB), Donatello brought up in a more common tradition. Unlike his older contemporary Lorenzo Ghiberti. “Donatello was apprenticed to Ghiberti, and in 1403, at the age of 17, Donatello was…show more content…
It is a freestanding sculpture with the form of a boy and the depth of field, which is outstandingly defining. It is sculpture in the medium of bronze giving it a life like appearance. It shows vivid details depicting Goliath head and imagery on his helmet. David has his left food resting on Goliath head with the helmet feather climbing up David’s right leg. David’s sandals showing every feature. David has what almost looks like a smile on his face and eyes wide open. I think every aspect of this freestanding sculpture has great amount of detail, which brings David to

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