Friday, September 27, 2013

Gattamelata

Equestrian statue of Gattamelata by Donatello, piazza del Santo, Padua
Equestrian statue of Gattamelata by Donatello, 1453
Piazza del Santo
Padua, September 2013

See also: Bartolomeo Colleoni

“The Gattamelata is considered one of Donatello's most important and groundbreaking works for both its subject matter and composition. Donatello sculpted the Gattamelata using the lost wax method, which was standard at the time for bronze statues, but he incorporated an individualism and emotional quality with which other sculptors had yet to experiment. Furthermore, he relied on his own capacity for expression in his work rather than physical dimensions.”

1 comment:

Dina said...

Oi, look at the size of those spurs.