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[don-uh-tel-oh; Italian daw-nah-tel-law] /ˌdɒn əˈtɛl oʊ; Italian ˌdɔ nɑˈtɛl lɔ/
(Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi) 1386?–1466, Italian sculptor.
Also, Donato
[duh-nah-toh; Italian daw-nah-taw] /dəˈnɑ toʊ; Italian dɔˈnɑ tɔ/ (Show IPA)
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  • The Uffizi "Madonna" is in reality a relief by Donatello or one of his followers translated into paint.

    Filippo Lippi Paul G. Konody
  • Yet they have had no power to erase the poetry of Donatello's mighty style.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • Brunelleschi determined to do this, and when his work was finished he invited Donatello to sup with him.

  • Miriam's sadder mood, it might be, had at first an effect on Donatello's spirits.

    The Marble Faun, Volume I. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Donatello did not limit to the very young or the very old the privilege of seeing visions and dreaming dreams.

    Donatello David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • All this fervor on Miriam's part; on Donatello's, a heavy silence.

    The Marble Faun, Volume I. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The St. George is the most famous of Donatello's statues, and is generally called his masterpiece.

    Donatello David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • "This was a place that I used greatly to delight in," remarked Donatello, sighing.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Donatello was a realist, and followed nature with great exactness.

British Dictionary definitions for Donatello


/Italian donaˈtɛllo/
real name Donato di Betto Bardi. 1386–1466, Florentine sculptor, regarded as the greatest sculptor of the quattrocento, who was greatly influenced by classical sculpture and contemporary humanist theories. His marble relief of St George Killing the Dragon (1416–17) shows his innovative use of perspective. Other outstanding works are the classic bronze David, and the bronze equestrian monument to Gattamelatta, which became the model of subsequent equestrian sculpture
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