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Four Sculptures Of The Biblical David
946 wordsFrom 1430 to 1623 A.D., four sculptures of the Biblical David were created. From the master artists Bernini, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Verrocchio came the most famous Davids of the world. Even though infinitely many were made, these surpass the others to become marvels that will live forever. The earliest of the Davids, is the work of Donatello (c. 1430). This magnificent work is a life-size, nude, bronze, figure of David. The sculpture is portraying the scene after David has cut off the head...
Famous Donatello Bronze
2,080 wordsDonatello's work has forever changed the way that art is created, viewed, and interpreted. Generally, this Italian Renaissance sculptor is considered by most experts to be one of the greatest sculptors of all time; he is also thought of as the founder of modern sculpture. Donatello's impact on the art world will never be able to be truly measured. He had such an influence on artists that his techniques are still used by sculptors today. Donatello was born Donna to Di Niccolo Di Betto Bardi in Fl...
1,528 wordsDonatellos David email: Donatello was one of the most important and influential artists of the fifteenth century. As a master artist, he sculpted some of the most beautiful pieces of the Italian Renaissance. His innovations impacted many artists of his time, and set the standard for centuries of sculptors to follow. Donatellos style is clearly defined and easily recognized in nearly all of his pieces. An exception is the bronze, David, dated 1425-1430. David strays from the traditional style of ...
David's Of Donatello And Verrocchio
996 wordsDavid Sculptures David, who was destined to be the second king of Israel, destroyed the Philistine giant Goliath with stone and a sling. Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini each designed a sculpture of David. However, the sculptures are drastically different from one another. Each one is unique in its own certain way. Donatello, whose David was the first life-size nude statue since Classical times, struck a balance between Classicism and the realism by presenting a very real image o...
Donatello's Earliest Work
1,415 wordsDonatello Donatello (1386-1466) was a master of sculpture in bronze and marble and was one of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists of his time. A lot is known about his life and career but little is known about his character and personality. He never married and seems to be a man of simple tastes. Patrons often found him hard to deal with and he demanded a lot of artistic freedom. The inscriptions and signatures on his works are among the earliest examples of classical Roman lettering. He ha...
Donatello And Verrocchio's David
1,170 wordsDavid Who is David? David is the man portrayed in the Bible who is destined to become Israel's second King. One of David's well-known stories was the time when he killed the Philistine giant, Goliath, with a sling and a stone. Many artist during the Renaissance designed sculptures of David. These artists include Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini. Each of these artists chose to create David in their own special and different way. The first artist who chose to create a sculpture of ...
Donatello's Figure Of David
897 wordsFirst Writing Assignment: The Conquering David Chris Walker Professor McManusArt History 1 B 18 March 2002 Walker 1 Chris Walker Professor McManusArt History 1 B 18 March 2002 The Conquering David If there can be such beauty and structure of one man, it can be marveled at through the figure of David. Destined to be the king of Israel, David armed with weapons and wit creates a brave yet intellectual spirit as he defeats the Philistine giant, Goliath. With such a powerful presence as David, it is...
Bernini's Version Of David
527 wordsThere have been many states of David sculpted by famous artists like Donatello, Verrocchio, and Michelangelo. Bernini's version of David and is about to begin his attack on Goliath, as he appears posing. The statue seems to be moving through space and the action suggests that the action of flinging the stone requires a lot of room around David. The statue forces the observer to look past the actual subject and focus more on the surroundings. He seems to have very muscular legs, and appears to be...
Donatellos Sculpture Of David
2,126 wordsDonatello was quoted saying I was the first-a revolutionary. I was creating a new kind of sculpture before the others were even born (web). Donatello was wise beyond his years. Little did he know that he was so right. He had many of breakthroughs in marble, bronze, and wood sculpture, including the first male nude since the Romans and the very first equestrian (horse and rider) statue. Donatello can be considered a genius. He rediscovered the classical past and at the same time he took sculpting...
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