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Donatello (1386-1466)

"Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (c. 1386 – 13 December 1466), better known as Donatello (English: /ˌdɒnəˈtɛloʊ/ Italian: [donaˈtɛllo]), was an Italian sculptor of the Renaissance. Born in Florence, he studied classical sculpture and used this to develop a complete Renaissance style in sculpture, whose periods in Rome, Padua and Siena introduced to other parts of Italy a long and productive career. He worked with stone, bronze, wood, clay, stucco and wax, and had several assistants, with four perhaps being a typical number. Though his best-known works were mostly statues in the round, he developed a new, very shallow, type of bas-relief for small works, and a good deal of his output was larger architectural reliefs." - ( 19.10.2019)

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was born Florence 1386
died 1466


Traveller Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) Rome 1403-1406
Student Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455) 1403

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Florence11.2541666030883790043.77138900756836000Place of birth db_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Rome12.4827775955200200041.89305496215820000Place of staydb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622

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