Italian sculptor Donatello is one of the most influential artists of the 15th century in Italy, known for his marble sculpture David, among other popular works.
What famous statue did Donatello sculpt?
bronze statue of David
Donatello’s bronze statue of David (circa 1440s) is famous as the first unsupported standing work of bronze cast during the Renaissance, and the first freestanding nude male sculpture made since antiquity.
What is Donatello’s best known art piece?
Commissioned by Cosimo de’ Medici, the beautiful Bronze David is Donatello’s greatest masterpiece. Bronze David is the first freestanding nude sculpture since Greco-Roman times. It was a radical depiction of the biblical story of David and Goliath.
What was Donatello’s first sculpture?
marble statue of David
Donatello’s earliest work of which there is certain knowledge, a marble statue of David, shows an artistic debt to Ghiberti, who was then the leading Florentine exponent of International Gothic, a style of graceful, softly curved lines strongly influenced by northern European art.
Who sculpted the famous Pieta?
Pietà (marble sculpture) Michelangelo, Pietà, marble, 1498-1500 (Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome) Speakers: Dr.