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Donatello. By Aoifé Gale. Donatello. Donatello was Italian, born in 1386 in Florence. He died in Florence in 1466. . He worked for Lorenzo Ghiberti. Helping him to make the 1 st set of Baptistry doors between 1404-07.

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donatello

Donatello

By Aoifé Gale

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  • Donatello was Italian, born in 1386 in Florence.
  • He died in Florence in 1466.
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  • He worked for Lorenzo Ghiberti.
  • Helping him to make the 1st set of Baptistry doors between 1404-07.
  • However soon enough he started to work on his own and he outshone Ghiberti!
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  • In the 15th century the cathedral of Florence and the church of the Florentine guilds were being decorated.
  • Donatello carved marble statues for the cathedral and its bell tower.
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  • Donatello’s relief bronze piece ‘The Feast of Herod’ shows how he too was an early master of perspective.
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  • The ancient Romans were fond of carving soldiers on horseback.
  • Donatello revived this tradition with his bronze sculpture of ‘Gattamelata’.
  • It stands 3.5 metres high above the ground, in Padova town square to this day!