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S: Donatello's Adventure, By: Melodie Guffey

FC: Donatello's Adventure

1: By: Melodie Guffey Mrs. Kleber 3rd Period

2: One day, Donatello decided he was going to go on an adventure to learn about different ways to build sculptures.

3: In Donatello's home town Florence, Italy, he was trained by a man named Lorenzo Ghiberti.

4: He used his own vision to create figures that were the most life-like seen since Antiquity.

5: When Donatello was on his adventure he invented a new method of relief sculpture that was extremely shallow (more like drawing than sculpting) but was very perspective.

6: In Florence, Italy a man named Giotto gave Donatello a big inspiration. | He was inspired by the way Giotto emotional intensity in his paintings.

7: Donatello became an appurtenance of the famous Giotto at age 17.

8: Giotto inspired him so much, Donatello made a sculpture called "David".

9: In 1454 Donatello finished the sculpture called Madonna also known as "The Madonna of clouds." It depicted a half length Mary with the infant Jesus.

10: On Donatello's adventure he sculpted other sculptures. One was called "Mary Magdalene." This sculpture was sculpted in wood and gold.

11: The sculpture was made for the Baptistry of Florence. Vasari wrote this about the statue: "a finely impressive work. She is portrayed as wasted away by her fastings and abstinence, and Donatello's expert knowledge of anatomy is demonstrated by the perfect accuracy of every part of the figure."

12: Donatello had an immense impact on the art and the artists of the Renaissance.

13: Donatello characterized his figures as individuals. He made the first bronze sculpture These were the stepping stones for sculptures to use other materials.

14: A lot of Donatello's sculptures were Renaissance breakthroughs.

15: David, for one, was the first nude statue of the Renaissance, and the amazing statue, Gattamelata, was considered to be one of the best proportioned sculptures ever.

17: On Donatello's death on December 13, 1466, two unfinished bronze pulpits (platforms for preaching) were left in Saint Lorenzo, Florence.

18: They were both finished by his friend Bertoldo di Giovanni,

19: The outcome of Donatello's adventure, overall, is that Donatello is one of the greatest sculptors of all time. His techniques are still used by sculptors today, and his magnificent work will never be forgotten.

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