Pazzi Madonna
Donatello
Pazzi Madonna
Donatello (Italian, Florentine; Early Renaissance, c. 1387-1466): Pazzi Madonna, c. 1420. Marble relief, probably from the Palazzo Pazzi in Florence; 74.5 x 69.5 cm. Bode Museum, Berlin, Germany.



"He was the most imaginative and versatile Florentine sculptor of the early Renaissance, famous for his rendering of human character and for his dramatic narratives. He achieved these ends by studying ancient Roman sculpture and amalgamating its ideas with an acute and sympathetic observation of everyday life. Together with Alberti, Brunelleschi, Masaccio and Uccello, Donatello created the Italian Renaissance style." (© 2013 Oxford University Press)