Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi most commonly known as “Donatello” was a prominent sculptor from the early renaissance, his father was Niccolo di Betto Bardi, who was a member of the Florentine Wool Combers Guild. He got the nickname “Donatello” from his friends and family. Being the son of a well known craftsman put him on the road to greatness from an early age. His education consisted of studying under the the Martellis, which were a wealthy and well known family of bankers and patrons from Florence that were also closely acquainted with the Medici family. This is also where a young Donatello most likely first started his artistic training from a local goldsmith.
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.
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When it comes to name an artist that is not just widely known but iconic and innovative as well, one person should come to mind and that person is Andy Warhol. Warhol not only had a special talent but he had his own technique and style that was simply unique from any other artists at the time. His incorporation of iconic figures, familiar objects, and a wide variety of vibrant colors made him what I believe the founding father of what we know today as pop art. In my opinion, one thing for sure is that Andy Warhol is one of the most famous, if not the most famous artist of contemporary art of the 20th century. In this paper, I will provide many examples and my reasons for why I believe he is the most famous postmodern day contemporary artist.
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