Donatello Sculpture Reproductions
1386-1466 One of the greatest of all Italian Renaissance artists, Donatello was a master of marble and bronze sculpture. He was the son of Niccolo di Betto Bardi, a Florentine wool carder. He joined the workshop of Lorenzo Ghiberti, a bronze sculptor, sometime between 1404 and 1407. Donatello’s artistic ability first truly shined through with his marble sculpture of St. Mark and St. George, both completed in 1415 for the niches on the exterior of Or San Michele. What is most notable was Donatello’s ability to bring the human body to life, to make it look functional and to portray the human personality. This ability had not been seen since classical antiquity.