1. Florentine sculptor famous for his lifelike sculptures (1386-1466)
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  • This relief is, perhaps, Donatello's masterpiece in _stiacciato_. Donatello, by Lord Balcarres
  • Michelangelo is probably the result of cross-pollination between Donatello and some other chile I own. on August 6, 2009 at 6: 52 pm | Reply wererabbits Gardening update, 2009-08-02 « Were rabbits
  • And should this not be enough, I will add how Donatello (who, with the permission of Master Michael, was one of the first modern ones who in sculpture merited fame and name in Italy) never said anything else to his pupils, when teaching them, but draw, telling them in a single word of doctrine: ’Pupils, I give you the whole art of sculpture when I tell you — _draw! Michael Angelo Buonarroti
  • The painterliness of its atmospheric and textural effects suggests that Donatello not merely had painters in mind but was determined to outdo them.
  • Perhaps the most delicate and beautiful kind of sculptured or modelled relief is to be found in the work of the Florentine school of the fifteenth century, more especially that of Donatello and Desiderio di Line and Form (1900)
  • The first difficulty encountered in trying to discept between Donatello and his school, is that authenticated examples from which to make our inductions are very rare. Donatello, by Lord Balcarres
  • The poetic inscriptions on the bases of the sculptures by Donatello, which distinguish the figures as exempla by invoking spectators' attention to their feats, may be inspired by that precedent.
  • They passed Donatello and Leonardo, and up toward the far end of the entrance toward the piazza was the statue of Cosimo, looking very wise and surprisingly warm, standing alongside his grandson. The Poet Prince
  • The inclusion of Agostino di Duccio's limpidly linear Madonna and Child relief from the V & A reminds us that not all rilievo schiacciato looks like Donatello.
  • What an honest strain of wildness would it indicate! and into what regions of rich mystery would it extend Donatello's sympathies, to be thus linked (and by no monstrous chain) with what we call the inferior trioes of being, whose simplicity, mingled with his human intelligence, might partly restore what man has lost of the divine! The Marble Faun - Volume 1 The Romance of Monte Beni
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