Example sentences for: donatello

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  • The entrance to the important Piazza del Santo south of the city center is guarded by Donatello’s grand statue of Gattamelata, the 15th-century Venetian condottiere Erasmo da Narni, perfect ideal of a Renaissance hero, whose “honeyed cat” nickname still mystifies historians.

  • Look for Ghiberti’s vigorous bronze of the city’s patron St. John (east wall, on the Via de’ Calzaiuoli); St. Matthew, the bankers’ tax-collector turned Apostle (west); Donatello’s St. George, the armorers’ dragon-killer (north, a bronze cast of a marble original in the Bargello); St. Mark, whose vividly sculpted robes do credit to the linen-drapers he protects (south); and Nanni di Banco’s outstanding conspiratorial group of Four Crowned Martyrs for the sculptors’ own guild of stonemasons and wood-workers (north).

  • In a chapel in the left transept, the wooden Crucifixion by Donatello (1425) is in affecting naturalistic contrast to the Renaissance idealism of the time.

  • The General Council Hall (Sala del Consiglio Generale) is dominated by the works of Donatello: his vigorous St. George (1416), intended for the Orsanmichele (see page 81); his important David, naked and restless in bronze (1450); and the stone Marzocco lion, the town’s symbol, from the Palazzo Vecchio.

  • To the left of its entrance is a copy of Donatello’s Marzocco, Florence’s heraldic lion, next to his bronze of Judith and Holofernes, which always made the Medici uneasy with its theme of a tyrant decapitated.

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