Portrait of an Artist: Donatello - The First Modern Sculptor (1986)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Art History, Biography, Sculpture  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sarah Ing

Donatello was a star of the Italian Renaissance, creating realistic sculptures that influenced centuries of artists to come. His body of work is showcased in this one-hour presentation. Donatello's complete devotion to his craft was evident in both his lifestyle and his figures. He lived alone for 80 years in Florence where he perfected the humanist style. Many of his creations broke new ground. His David was the first nude statue of the Renaissance and Gattamelata is still considered perfectly proportioned. His use of bronze and shallow relief technique soon became the standard for all sculptors. Portrait of an Artist visits cities that house Donatello's figures including Siena, London, Venice, and Padua.



artist, modern-art, sculpture