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 (dŏn′ə-tĕl′ō, dō′nä-tĕl′lō) Originally Donato di Niccolò. 1386?-1466.
Italian sculptor who pioneered the Renaissance style with his natural, lifelike figures, such as the bronze statue David.


(Italian donaˈtɛllo)
(Biography) 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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(Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi), 1386?–1466, Italian sculptor.
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Noun1.Donatello - Florentine sculptor famous for his lifelike sculptures (1386-1466)
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{43} In the Italian insurrection of 1848, eight young men who were being hotly pursued by the Austrian police hid themselves inside Donatello's colossal wooden horse in the Salone at Padua, and remained there for a week being fed by their confederates.
Beneath the cornice was a yellow frieze with figures of dancing children, imitated from the works of Donatello, and very unskilfully executed.
The management contract with HMH ended in Q4, 2012 following the owner's decision to rebrand it under its Donatello brand, including an extension of the property and the introduction of an alcohol licence.
The movie, which will be a mixture of live action performances and computer animation, is currently in the casting process, with turtles Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael expected to be played by relative unknowns.
The fact that Hawthorne refused to ultimately clarify the exact nature and fate of Donatello and Miriam to his readers attests to the fact that, for all its surface verisimilitude, he was not concerned with the "realities" of his story, but with its symbolic potential.
Its 'icon' is Donatello's huge and remarkable gilded bronze statue of St Louis of Toulouse, 1422-5, sublimely restored especially for this exhibition and displayed to magnificent effect.
Donatello's co-owner Abdi Ahmed had appeared before Teesside Magistrates in July charged with the same offences.
Includes four minifigures with weapons and accessories: Donatello, Michelangelo, Mutated Dr O'Neil and The Kraang.
However, Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael were too curious about the outside world that they ended up going behind their master's back.
| Pizza-loving teenage mutant turtle |hero Donatello paid a visit to Hudders-field's Tesco supermarket.
He holds the record for the number of David di Donatello awards won for Best Cinematographer with a total of seven and is the first Italian cinematographer to be nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie forThe Young Popeby Paolo Sorrentino.