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Guess Who (by artist's works!) > Which saint was this for?---Donatello

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message 1: by Heather, Moderator (last edited Apr 23, 2019 07:37AM) (new)

Heather | 8346 comments I want to mix it up a bit, art is not just painting, though that is the most preferred and appreciated. But how well do we know other art?



The question really isn't who's the saint, but who made this masterpiece? And...bonus points if you do know who the saint was honored with it's production!


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Ruth | 1897 comments Is this one of the panels from Ghiberti’s doors for the Florence cathedral?


message 3: by Heather, Moderator (last edited Apr 23, 2019 08:05AM) (new)

Heather | 8346 comments Ruth wrote: "Is this one of the panels from Ghiberti’s doors for the Florence cathedral?"

No it isn't. It's not a panel. It's its own bas relief


message 4: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 1897 comments No clue then.


message 5: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8346 comments He’s quite famous...


message 6: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8346 comments Of course, it’s probably a given, this is in Italy.


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Dirk Van | 2758 comments Padua?


message 8: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8346 comments Yes! It’s in the city of Padua


message 9: by Dirk (new)

Dirk Van | 2758 comments Then it's Donatello in the Basilica di Sant'Antonio.


message 10: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8346 comments Yep 👍


message 11: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8346 comments And it is FOR St. Anthony


message 12: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8346 comments Sometime around 1450, Donatello undertook a massive project for the church Saint Anthony of Padua. His work contained 7 life-size bronze statues, 21 bronze reliefs of various sizes, and a large limestone relief. Unfortunately today we can have no idea of the true architectural arrangement of all this material as it was taken down a century later and the reconstruction of 1895 is wrong both aesthetically and historically. Renowned among the work Donatello did for the Paduan Church is a splendidly expressive bronze crucifix and four extremely important reliefs with scenes from the life of St. Anthony for the high altar.

https://learnodo-newtonic.com/donatel...


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