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.
One of the famous artists was Donatello. He was famous during the Renaissance for the painting of David. The sculptor is one of the most influential pieces. This artist made sculptors during the Renaissance that were monumental to life. Next, was the painting of the Last Judgement.
The Life and Accomplishments of Robert Fulton Robert Fulton is widely known for engineering and building the first commercially successful steamboat, “Clermont”. Although most would consider that to be his biggest accomplishment, it’s not his only one. He also has an artistic past, he has painted many works of art including landscapes, portraits, houses, and machinery. Robert’s experience with the arts most likely had a big effect on the success of his invention. Fulton was born in rural Pennsylvania, on November 14th, 1765, on his family farm in the town of Little Britain.
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 born in 1386 in Florence, Italy. His early education took place in the home of the Martellis, a wealthy Florentine family of bankers and art patrons. Here, he was likely trained by a local goldsmith in metallurgy and metal fabrication. Later on in 1403, Donatello studied with Lorenzo Ghiberti, who was a metalsmith and sculptor. Donatello’s early works, such as the David, reflected a Gothic style.
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.
If you have never heard of the Mona Lisa, chances are that you have been living in a cave your whole life. Most people know the painting and some know the artist’s name, but many people do not know much else. Aside from painting one of the most, if not the most, famous paintings in history, Leonardo da Vinci was an incredible man and a jack of many trades. Leonardo has impacted the world in many ways from his incredible artwork, to his centuries ahead of their times inventions, to his legacy of scientific work. This man was an absolute masterpiece himself.
Michelangelo has left his mark on today’s culture by incorporating psychological insight, physical realism, and artistry into his work. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy. Michelangelo 's father, Leonardo di Buonarrota Simoni, worked for the Florentine government. Michelangelo was the second of five sons between his father, and mother, Francesca Neri. Michelangelo and his family returned to Florence when he was an
He was called by the Pope Julius 2 to paint frescos in a suite of the Vatican papal apartments. He painted the famous painting ‘School of Athens’ which is what I am going to talk about. School of Athens, one of the greatest fresco paintings of all time was made some time in 1510. It is located in the ‘Stanza della Segnatura’ which is a room in the Vatican City holding the four best fresco paintings of Raphael.