This is also where a young Donatello most likely first started his artistic training from a local goldsmith. In the year 1403, he apprenticed metalsmith and sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti who was also a native florentine. A couple of years later, Ghiberti was commissioned to manufacture bronze doors for the Florence Cathedral which Donatello
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 Biography.com, Donato di Niccolo’ di Betto Bardi (Donatello) was born in 1386 in Florence, Italy.
Unfortunately, before age twelve both of his parents had passed away leaving him orphaned. In 1799, Fraunhofer moved in with Philipp Anton Weichselberger to apprentice for the court mirror maker/glass cutter. Weichselberger was, however, against Fraunhofer going to school or even reading. In the middle of July in 1801, Weichselberger’s house collapsed, but luckily both he and Fraunhofer survived. This accident caught the attention of Prince Elector Maximilian Joseph IV who appointed Fraunhofer to Joseph von Utzschneider.
Giovanni Batista Piranesi was an eighteenth 's century Italian artist, architect, and archeologist whose remarkable talent, imagination and the uncanny accuracy in depicting the monuments of Rome had a profound influence on stimulating the imagination of many poets, artists, and writers of the time. In his work, Piranesi aimed to capture the ancient Rome while superimposing it on the contemporary city in a way that would transform the existing environments into grandiose, magnificent, and, somewhat dramatized depictions. In one of his most beautiful etchings, the "Forma Ideale del Campidoglio Antico," Piranesi successfully highlights the monumentality of the ancient past by integrating the classical elements into the contemporary reality (Stock
Few years later, Robert Fulton, stayed in PA, as a painter. At the age of twenty-three, he met Benjamin Franklin and got interested in engineering. Fulton wants someone to sponsor him to go to England. However, he wasn’t sponsor, so Robert decided to go to France to seek finical and constructional support. At, 1807, he made the first working
His first official job was in 1480 when he gained the position as choirmaster at the “Guild of Our Lady at Bergen”. It wasn’t clear if he had taken the job while completing university the same year or whether it was after when he completed his masters. Within the coming years in 1484 he was named the under-singer for the church of St Donatian’s in Bruges. In 1487, the Duke of Ferrara, Ercole d’Este invited him to work at his chapel. It was stated that he worked there for about one year before returning to Bergen.
Throughout history, art has held the power to change society. Michelangelo is one of history’s most talented and notorious artists. He was extremely skilled at painting, sculpting, and architecture. Even today, the vast majority of educated people have heard of Michelangelo because of his mastery. Michelangelo has left his mark on today’s culture by incorporating psychological insight, physical realism, and artistry into his work.
Matthew Carter son of Harry Carter was born October 1,1937 in London, England. Carter started out as a trainee at thefont foundry, where he cut letters into steel “punches” that were used to press letters into copper blocks for casting type. Carter planned to study at Oxford but fell in love with type while working at a font foundry in the Netherlands. He began freelancing and worked in London and New York before settling in Cambridge in 1983. That’s when Carter and several colleagues opened Bitstream.
Throughout his learning experience in Nürnberg, Dürer worked for several significant patrons including Frederick the Wise of Saxony, and the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Kaiser Charles V. When the latter became his last greatest patron, Dürer left for his last journey across the Netherlands, near the age of fifty, before settling permanently in his birth city to complete and publish his findings. Since his first travels in Italy, Dürer had been searching for a mathematical formula of geometry to render beautiful human proportions. He never truly did find the perfect mathematical explanation for art but instead published his findings in guides for artists such as Food for Young Painters, Art of Measurement, On Fortification, and Four Books on Human Proportions. He also completed “an introductory manual of geometric theory for students . .
The next Amatis are Andrea Amati’s sons Antonio and Girolamo Amati. Antonio lived from 1550 to 1638 and Girolamo lived from 1551 to 1635 and was killed by the Black Death. They were the sons of Andrea Amati and helped their father make violins. Antonio and Girolamo are often considered as “The Brothers Amati” and inherit their father 's business. During this time they experiment with the form, visual appeal, and sound of the violin.
Brunelleschi was a man before his time. He was simply a goldsmith and watchmaker by trade, but there was nothing simple about him. When he was a child apprentice he became skilled at drawing, painting, wood carving, sculpture in silver and bronze, stone setting, and enamel work. His natural curiosity, and dedication to observing the natural world led him to Florence for what would be his greatest achievement, the Dome of the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. According to the article I read in National Geographic, in 1418 the founding fathers of Florence, Italy had a monumental, decade old, problem to solve.
Borglum wasn’t interested in painting and drawing so he left for Paris in 1887 to study sculpting. Borglum found his happiness and talent in sculpting massive art work. He designed and constructed several different sculptures, one of which was a six ton marble head of President Lincoln that was later donated to The Library of Congress in 1908. Historian Doane Robinson came up with the original idea for Mount Rushmore,
Sir Godfrey Kneller Kneeler is German born, but once he began his career as an artist he becomes an impactful English painter. He became England’s leading portraitist in the late 17th and early 18th century. Another contribution was that Kneller helped establish the first academy of art in England: in 1711. While Kneeler traveled around Italy he received advice from British merchants about the opportunities available for portraitist in England. He used many different formats for portraits throughout the years, however; his most significant work was his 40 portraits series of the Kit-Kat club.
Before he was known for his architecture of Eastern State he had opened his own school of architectural drawing. It was said in “John Haviland Bibliography”, “Haviland got commission from churches, public buildings and private residence to keep his school running. In 1821 the legislature of Pennsylvania authorised a new penitentiary to be built in Philadelphia and Haviland won the competition.” His design completely altered the way many people looked at prisons and the concepts behind them. Haviland was quite the multitasker of his time period because he was not only designing and creating Eastern State, but also, many other prisons around the United States. Haviland was drawing up prison designs for Rhode Island, New York, Virginia and Pittsburgh.
Michael Anthony Salvaggio, born on June 4, 1954. Who grew up in Braintree, Massachusetts, was in trade school to be a carpenter. To make his own company, hire his own people instead of going to college. When he did jobs he made beautiful jobs. Such as kitchens, roofs, dining rooms, and floors. Also my grandfather had been into music his whole life, even when he was little.