[don-uh-tel-oh; Italian daw-nah-tel-law]
- Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi, 1386?–1466, Italian sculptor.
Also Do·na·to [duh-nah-toh; Italian daw-nah-taw] /dəˈnɑ toʊ; Italian dɔˈnɑ tɔ/.
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The piece was generally thought to be a later copy of a Donatello original.Murray Bernard Frum, 1931–2013
May 28, 2013
Yet they have had no power to erase the poetry of Donatello's mighty style.New Italian sketches
John Addington Symonds
So the shadowy Miriam almost outdid Donatello on his own ground.
This shadow on my right is Donatello; I know him by his curls, and the turn of his head.
Miriam's sadder mood, it might be, had at first an effect on Donatello's spirits.
"Donatello, we must part," she said, with melancholy firmness.
- real name Donato di Betto Bardi. 1386–1466, Florentine sculptor, regarded as the greatest sculptor of the quattrocento, who was greatly influenced by classical sculpture and contemporary humanist theories. His marble relief of St George Killing the Dragon (1416–17) shows his innovative use of perspective. Other outstanding works are the classic bronze David, and the bronze equestrian monument to Gattamelatta, which became the model of subsequent equestrian sculpture
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