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  • Famous Donatello Bronze
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    Donatello'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...
  • Look In David's Eyes
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    David Awaiting Goliath Before going to Eleganza, the only sculpture that I had ever seen, besides the small statues in neighbors' yards, was in books that I had looked at. When I entered the museum I noticed the many sculptures that occupied the small space. After walking around, observing the different sculptures and listening to Dr. Roselle speak, I came to a decision that David was my favorite statue in the museum. The complexity, texture, and realistic characteristics of Michelangelo's David...
  • Donatello's Earliest Work
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    Donatello 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...
  • Bernini's Version Of David
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    There 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...
  • Two Different Statues Of David
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    When I first began comparing the two different statues of David, Bernini's Baroque "David, and "Michelangelo's Renaissance "David" the first thing that came to my attention was the facial features. As you study the face of Michelangelo's "David" there is a sense of calmness to it. There is little or no emotion depicted in his face whatsoever. Here is a man, ready to face a giant with nothing more than a sling, a stone, and his faith in God, yet there is no emotion on his face. No signs of fear, ...
  • Michelangelo's David
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    David- Power and Authority Michelangelo Buonarotti was born in Florence in 1475 and died there in 1564. To him, sculptures were the "making of men". His emphasis on the human form and content is displayed in all his works; the roundness and natural qualities of the human body are revealed in his sculptures, painting, and architecture. Michelangelo's approach to sculpture is to liberate the human body that was encased into the marble. This conviction and attention to detail produced one of the la...
  • Left Hand Of Michelangelo's David
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    Michelangelo Buonarroti Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 in Cap rese, Italy. At the age of thirteen, he was apprenticed to Domenico Ghirlandaio, who at the time was painting a chapel in the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Here, the young Michelangelo learned the technique of fresco. At the age of fifteen, Michelangelo began to spend time in the home and in the gardens of Lorenzo de' Medici, where he studied sculpture under Bertoldo di Giovanni. It was during this time...

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