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Early life[ edit ] Statue of St. Donatello was educated in the house of the Martelli family. Work in Florence[ edit ] In — he executed the colossal seated figure of Saint John the Evangelist. Donatello David head and shoulders front right In Florence, Donatello assisted Lorenzo Ghiberti with the statues of prophets for the north door of the Baptistery of Florence Cathedralfor which he received payment in November and early This work marks a decisive step forward from late Gothic Mannerism in the search for naturalism and the rendering of human feelings.
In —13, Donatello worked on a statue of St.
Mark for the guild church of Orsanmichele. In he completed the Saint George for the Confraternity of the Cuirass-makers.
Donatello had also sculpted the classical frame for this work, which remains, while the statue was moved in and replaced by Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Verrocchio.
Between andDonatello created five statues for the campanile of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, also known as the Duomo. These works are the Beardless Prophet; Bearded Prophet both from ; the Sacrifice of Isaac ; Habbakuk —25 ; and Jeremiah —26 ; which follow the classical models for orators and are characterized by strong portrait details.
From the late teens is the Pazzi Madonna relief in Berlin. Inhe executed the notable Crucifix for Santa Croce ; this work portrays Christ in a moment of the agony, eyes and mouth partially opened, the body contracted in an ungraceful posture. Donatello made the recumbent bronze figure of the deceased, under a shell.
The relief is mostly in stiacciatowith the foreground figures are done in bas-relief. Conceived fully in the round, independent of any architectural surroundings, and largely representing an allegory of the civic virtues triumphing over brutality and irrationality, it is arguably the first major work of Renaissance sculpture.
Also from this period is the disquietingly small Love-Atys, housed in the Bargello. However, little detail is known with certainty about his private life, and no mention of his sexuality has been found in the Florentine archives in terms of denunciations  albeit which during this period are incomplete.
In Mayhe signed a contract for the marble pulpit on the facade of Prato cathedralthe last project executed in collaboration with Michelozzo. This work, a passionate, pagan, rhythmically conceived bacchanalian dance of half-nude putti, was the forerunner of the great Cantoria, or singing tribune, at the Duomo in Florence on which Donatello worked intermittently from to and was inspired by ancient sarcophagi and Byzantine ivory chests.
Inhe executed the Annunciation for the Cavalcanti altar in Santa Croce, inspired by 14th-century iconography, and in —, he worked in the Old Sacristy of the San Lorenzo in Florence, on two doors and lunettes portraying saints, as well as eight stucco tondoes.
From is the wooden statue of St. Aroundhe executed a bust of a Young Man with a Cameo now in the Bargello, the first example of a lay bust portrait since the classical era.
Completed in and placed in the square facing the Basilica of St.
Anthonyhis Equestrian Monument of Gattamelata was the first example of such a monument since ancient times. Other equestrian statues, from the 14th century, had not been executed in bronze and had been placed over tombs rather than erected independently, in a public place.
This work became the prototype for other equestrian monuments executed in Italy and Europe in the following centuries.
For the Basilica of St. Anthony, Donatello created, most famously, the bronze Crucifix of —47 and additional statues for the choir, including a Madonna with Child and six saints, constituting a Holy Conversationwhich is no longer visible since the renovation by Camillo Boito in The Madonna with Child portrays the Child being displayed to the faithful, on a throne flanked by two sphinxesallegorical figures of knowledge.Donatello, original name in full Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, (born c.
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Donatello (full name Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi) was born in Florence in a family of a breaker. The exact date of his birth is unknown, approximately year. When he was young he studied in a famous sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti’s workshop under the auspices of a banker Martelli.