How Did Donatello Influence Renaissance Art

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The Renaissance era was the period immediately following the Middle Ages in Europe that involved the great revival of interests in the classical learning and values of ancient Greece and Rome. During the early Renaissance era, there was art. Art from the Renaissance period emphasized values from the Greek and roman cultures with creating the nude as an ideal figure, in order to somewhat capture the natural representation some ideals from classical Greek based on balance and proportion. Three renaissance works that demonstrate these influences are done by Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Donatello was one of the greatest Florentine sculptor of the Renaissance era, before Michelangelo [1386-1466] and was the most significant unique artist of the 15th century in Italy. Donatello was known for creating lots of sculptures in which some he emphasized the nude in his sculptures. One of Donatello`s famous work was the bronze sculpture “David”. The “David” sculpture, emphasized the ideal figure of nudity capturing natural representation of balance and proportion. Donatello studied the anatomy of the human body in order to understand how to best represent his sculptures; as a noted scientific approach. That approach to his work was consider as “Classical” which influences are easy to see. So, with…show more content…
Leonardo da Vinci [1452-1519] was a painter, architect/inventor, and scholar of all things scientific. Leonardo da Vinci is known by many of his various artworks. One artwork in which Leonardo da Vinci emphasizes nudity is “The Vitruvian Man”. The art piece” The Vitruvian Man” was created around the year 1487 by Leonardo da Vinci; which is based on the work of the famed architect, Vitruvius Polio( The sketch, is created with pen and ink on paper, showing a male figure in two overlaid positions with his arms and legs apart and together as
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