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  Donatello - LoveToKnow 1911
Brunelleschi's buildings and Donatello's monuments are the supreme expression of the spirit of the early Renaissance in architecture and sculpture and exercised a potent influence upon the painters of that age.
Donatello probably did not return to Florence before 1405, since the earliest works in that city that can be traced to his chisel are two small statues of " prophets " for the north door of the cathedral, for which he received payment in November 1406 and in the beginning of 1408.
Donatello's share in the Naples monument is probably confined to the characteristic low relief of the " Ascension." The baptistery tomb shows how completely Donatello had mastered the forms of Renaissance architecture, even before his second visit to Rome.
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 Donatello   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Donatello is considered to be one of the greatest sculptors of all time.
Donatello was a great Italian sculptor, who was born in Florence, Italy, in 1386, and died at the age of 80 in 1466.
Donatello had an immense impact on the art and the artists of the Renaissance.
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  Biography
Donatello (Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi), master of sculpture in both marble and bronze, one of the greatest of all Italian Renaissance artists.
Donatello (diminutive of Donato) was the son of Niccolò di Betto Bardi, a Florentine wool carder.
Donatello's earliest work of which there is certain knowledge, a marble statue of David, shows an artistic debt to Ghiberti, who was then the leading Florentine exponent of International Gothic, a style of graceful, softly curved lines strongly influenced by northern European art.
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 Donatello - MSN Encarta
Donatello, real name Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (1386?-1466), Italian Renaissance sculptor, who is generally considered one of the greatest sculptors of all time and the founder of modern sculpture.
Donatello was born in Florence, the son of a wool comber.
The sculpture of Donatello influenced that of Florence and northern Italy in the 15th century.
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 Biography
Donatello (Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi), master of sculpture in both marble and bronze, one of the greatest of all Italian Renaissance artists.
Donatello (diminutive of Donato) was the son of Niccolò di Betto Bardi, a Florentine wool carder.
Donatello's earliest work of which there is certain knowledge, a marble statue of David, shows an artistic debt to Ghiberti, who was then the leading Florentine exponent of International Gothic, a style of graceful, softly curved lines strongly influenced by northern European art.
www.kfki.hu /~arthp/bio/d/donatell/biograph.html   (2195 words)

  
 Donatello
Donatello, diminutive of Donato, Italian sculptor, was the son of Niccolò di Betto Bardi, a member of the Florentine Woolcombers/ Gild, and was born in Florence probably in 1386.
Donatello probably did not return to Florence before 1405, since the earliest works in that city that can be traced to his chisel are two small statues of "prophets" for the north door of the cathedral, for which he received payment in November 1406 and in the beginning of 1408.
Donatello's share in the Naples monument is probably confined to the characteristic low relief of the "Ascension." The baptistery tomb shows how completely Donatello had mastered the forms of Renaissance architecture, even before his second visit to Rome.
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 Judith and Holofernes by DONATELLO
Donatello worked so well that the casting emerged very delicate and beautiful, and then he finished it so carefully that it is a marvel to see.
Donatello was so satisfied with the results that he decided, for the first time, to put his name on one of his works; and it is seen in these words: DONATELLI OPUS" (Vasari).
Donatello was commissioned to do the sculpture by Cosimo de' Medici between 1455 and 1460 as the decoration for a fountain in the garden of Palazzo Medici-Riccardi.
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 Donatello
The restlessness and commotion of the figures in the last reliefs are carried to a point which, though extreme, is not amenable to all "expressionistic" interpretation in the present sense of the term.
If Donatello enriched and extended the emotional range of art, he did so in perfect correspondence with the highest culture of his time-even though, at the end of his life, the contorted forms and convulsed expressiveness of his figures seem to look back to a medieval devoutness foreign to the spirit of the Renaissance.
Donatello and His World; Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance, by Joachim Poeschke.
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 Island of Freedom - Donatello
Donatello was born in Florence, the son of a wool comber.
Later, Donatello was also an associate of the noted architect Filippo Brunelleschi, with whom he reputedly visited Rome in order to study the monuments of antiquity.
The sculpture of Donatello influenced that of Florence and northern Italy in the 15th century.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Donatello   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Donatello was sculpture’s manifestation of this movement: his art embodied humanist notions of freedom and individuality.
But Donatello did not merely imitate Classical predecessors: his "David" is not captured in the midst of battle, nor is he frozen in a triumphant pose.
Thus Donatello was both a bold cultural adventuror who went beyond the accepted aesthetics of his day, and a scientifically rigorous inventor grappling with perspective and representation.
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 Donatello - Biography and Gallery of Art
Donato, who was always called Donatello by his friends and relatives, was born in Florence in the year 1383, and produced many works in his youth; but the first thing that caused him to be known was an Annunciation carved in stone for the church of S. Croce in Florence.
Donatello, seeing it, prayed him by their friendship to speak his mind truly, upon which Filippo, who was frank enough, replied that he seemed to him to have put on the cross a peasant and not Jesus Christ, who was the man most perfect in everything that ever was born.
To sum up, Donatello was so admirable in knowledge, in judgment, and in the practice of his art that he may be said to have been the first to illustrate the art of sculpture among the moderns; and he deserves the more commendation because in his time few antiquities had been uncovered.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Donatello di Betto Bardi
Donatello, though understanding the interrelation of the two arts, always, whether in conjunction with Brunellesco or, as later, with Michelozzo, made sculpture paramount.
Donatello is said to have himself cried to it, "Why don't you speak?"; for the Duomo, "St. John the Evangelist" and "The Singing-gallery"; for Or San Michele, "St. Peter" and "St. Mark", and the "St. George", which he executed at the order of the
Donatello was commissioned to make a monument to the Venetian Condottiere (General) Gattamelata (Erasmo de' Narni), and he blocked out the first great equestrian statue since classic times.
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 Donatello
Donatello was born in 1386 to Nicclolo di Betto Bardi in Florentine.
Michelozzp was responsible for architectural framework and the decorative sculpture while Donatello was responsible for sontributed the sculptural part of it.
Even though Donatello worked with Michelozzo he made some of his sculptures independently at the time of their partnership.
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 Donatello (TMNT) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Donatello (or "Don" or "Donny" or "Donnie" or "Don-San"), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT).
Donatello is the whiz kid of the TMNT, being adept with machines, though other traits of his personality vary depending on the exact media in question.
Ironically, Donatello was the one who knocked The Shredder off of the roof in proxy to his thermite grenade in the first issue, as well as the one who finally put an end to Baxter Stockman, in the fourth volume.
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 Donatello (ca. 1386–1466) | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, universally known as Donatello, was born in Florence around 1386 and died there in 1466.
Vasari's description of the first gives us some idea of the impact on his contemporaries of the young Donatello's work: "…There is a marvelous suggestion of life bursting out of the stone." Two of his characteristic formal contributions are encountered in the work for Siena.
The twisting, heroic bronze group Judith Slaying Holofernes (Florence, Palazzo Vecchio) was originally in their palace, and they were also the patrons of the dramatic bronze reliefs that narrate the Passion of Christ on the pulpits in San Lorenzo (unfinished at his death).
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 Donatello - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
DONATELLO [Donatello], c.1386-1466, Italian sculptor, major innovator in Renaissance art, b.
In demand throughout Italy, Donatello was invited to Padua in 1443, where he stayed for 10 years as the head of an enormous workshop.
Approaching the Altar: Donatello's Sculpture in the Santo.
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 Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Renaissance . Donatello | PBS
In 1404, he was apprenticed to Lorenzo Ghiberti, the famous goldsmith, and Donatello learned his bronze expertise from this master craftsman.
In 1419, Cosimo nominated Donatello to sculpt a tomb for the dead pirate pope, Baldassare Cossa, which would be placed inside the Baptistry.
Donatello was not a popular person, but in his sculptures he managed to capture life itself.
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 Donatello
Donatello treated his works as if they had distinct personalities, rather than just an ordinary thing.
Donatello created two works using techniques from Ghiberti, and these works were not always graceful, but they still captured the viewers eye.
In Donatello's third period of work, he broke away from classical influence and his old style of sculpting, and began to sculpt figures realisticly to how his subject actually acted.
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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fansite | Don | All TMNT, All the Time!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Donatello is the studious and industrious Turtle and is often referred to as the brains of the Turtles.
Donatello is always optimistic and does not likely technology used for evil.
Donatello's weapon of choice is the Bo (Staff) and his favorite color is Purple.
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 Thais - 1200 anni di scultura italiana - Donatello
The group was destined for the Cathedral Campanile (bell tower).
Toghether with his collaborators Donatello carved the Altar between 1446 and 1450.
Marble, bronze and mosaic, the dancing Putti were carved by Donatello but the architect Michelozzo Michelozzi (1396-1472).
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 Amazon.com: Donatello and His World: Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance: Books: Joachim Poeschke,Russell Stockman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Early Italian Renaissance sculptors such as Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi and Verrocchio broke away from late Gothic traditions and embarked on a humanistic exploration of emotions.
The focus is on Florentine sculptor Donatello (1386-1466), whose early works, like the marble David and a wooden crucifix, take into account the viewer's perspective and create their own space.
It is Donatello's later statues of figures wracked by powerful emotions-- the glowering, half-crazed Jeremiah or the woodcut Mary Magdalene--that, Poeschke emphasizes, give the lie to any vision of the Renaissance as a seamless monument to classical beauty.
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 Donatello
Donatello's statue of the prophet Habbakuk was regarded as an outstanding work, finer than anything else he had ever made; and so whenever Donatello wanted to swear convincingly to the truth of anything he used to protest 'by the faith I have in my Zuccone'.
"Donatello's ingenuity and skill are especially apparent in the figure of the Virgin herself; frightened by the appearance of the angel she makes a modest reverence with a charming, timid movement, turning with exquisite grace towards him as he makes his salutation.
Filippo answered that it seemed to him that Donatello had put on the cross the body of a peasant, not the body of Jesus Christ.
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Donatello would start his art career at the age of twenty, as he worked in Ghiberti's workshop.
Donatello could also be characterized as being a realist.
Donatello's list of important works is to long to mention, yet his impacts on the future art needs to be covered.
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 Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Donatello (1386?-1466), Italian Renaissance sculptor, who is generally considered one of the greatest sculptors of all time and the founder of modern sculpture.
The second period (1425-43) is generally characterized by a reliance on the models and principles of the sculpture of antiquity.
It was in Florence, however, that he created the most noted work of this period—the bronze David (circa 1430-35, Bargello), the first nude statue of the Renaissance.
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