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Donatello

sculptor renaissance major florence

Donatello (Donatello di Niccolo di Betto Bandi; c.1386–1466), Florentine sculptor, a major figure of the Italian Renaissance. He trained as a metal-worker with Lorenzo Ghiberti and as a marble sculptor. His many commissions for the cathedral of Florence include the famous putti for the singing gallery. Other major works are St. George Slaying the Dragon (1415–17), the bronze David (1432) in the Bargello, Florence, and the equestrian statue known as the Gattamelata Monument (1447–53) in Padua.

See also: Renaissance.

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