Donatello was one of the great Renaissance artists of Italy, and was best known for his flawless, almost real figure sculptures and statues; he was one of the most sought after artists in Italy during his lifetime. Many of his most famous works are large sculptures of religious figures, such as St. John the Evangelist.Continue Reading
Despite becoming a world renowned sculptor and artists, Donatello spent much of his youth working from stonemasonry techniques he had learned, altering them in line with his own artistic vision. His initial influences were drawn from the many sculptures he had seen, and his early works were characterized by intricate detail and an overarching gothic theme.
His most emotive work was produced during his middle years, where he strove to capture the suffering, joy and wide range of other emotions he witnessed in day to day life. It was during this time that he produced the (now famous) low relief of St. George and the Dragon. He later went on to perfect this technique of creating a three dimensional effect using only a flat surface, which became known as Schiacciato. The invention of this technique propelled him into the forefront of the art world.Learn more about Fine Art
Renaissance art emerged in Italy in the late 14th century, which is also known as the Renaissance period, and is represented through paintings, sculpture, architecture and other decorative art forms. It was named after the period of time during which many parts of Europe saw a renewed interest in learning about classical Roman and Greek culture and is highlighted by Italian masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.Full Answer >
As of 2015, the process for submitting sculptures to the Grounds For Sculpture sculpture park and museum in Hamilton, New Jersey is unknown. Artists wishing to submit a sculpture for consideration should contact Grounds For Sculpture at groundsforsculpture.org.Full Answer >
The difference between sculptures and statues is that a statue is a large sculpture of a person or animal and is made of stone or metal. A sculpture is made by carving stone or wood or sculpting clay and varies in size from very small to very large but mobile.Full Answer >
Art historians have conclusively identified 42 sculptures created by Michelangelo. At least four additional sculptures have been attributed to the artist based on style and time of creation, but without historical records, the attribution is not definitive.Full Answer >