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World History Project

Brandon Howarth

on 9 December 2010

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Transcript of Donatello

Donatello Donatello was the son of Niccolo di Betto Bardi, who was a member of the Florentine Wool Combers Guild, and was born in Florence in the year 1383. He 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. For this same church he made a crucifix of wood. When he was done he took the cross to his friend Filippo and asked for his oppinion on the cross. Filippo did not like the cross and so Donatello told him he could go make his own. He died 1466. He started to learn sculpting at a young age at the stonemasons' guild. Donatello assisted Lorenzo Ghiberti with the statues of prophets for the north door of the Florence Baptistery. He was payed for the work in 1406 Donatello was requested to create many pieces,
which he often executed with other artists.
An unusdal work is the Marzocco,
the lion of Florentines, carved int sandstone. Donatello worked on a statue of St. Mark for the church of Orsanmichele from 1411 to 1417 From 1443 to 1453 Donatello
was in Padua, Italy and constructed an equestrian statue of Erasmo
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