Who Were the Renaissance Artists?

Although there were many renaissance artists, I have chosen two. The first artist is Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, or better known as Donatello.

Donatello was an Italian sculptor from Florence. He was born in 1386, and died in 1466 at the age of 80. Donatello was known for his amazing sculptures, and his sculptures had a lot of emotion and had very realistic face expressions. Donatello was famous for his sculptures, and he also painted sculptures. Some of Donatello’s famous sculptures are David, Florence_-_David_by_DonatelloJudith and Holofernes, and lastly, Penitent Magdalene. These sculptures all have very realistic muscles and bones. This can tell us that Donatello knew a lot about the human body, where all the bones and muscles were, and how the face was structured. This can definitely be seen in his sculptures, People say that the only sculptor who was better than Donatello in terms of realism was Michelangelo. Donatello was already selling his artwork at age 20. Donatello’s work is very impressive, and the detail level is high, especially in the clothing and skin of the sculptures.

The second artist I chose is Hieronymus Bosch. Bosch was a dutch artist born in 1450, and died in 1516. Bosch was a famous painter, and was known for his paintings in which he portrayed the evil of humanity. Bosch had lots of demons, animals and half humans to create scary paintings and show that humans are destructive. His paintings were unique to the other renaissance artists because his paintings were not so realistic, but instead were made to be scary, creepy, or send a message about humanity.GARDEN YOUKNOW

His most famous paintings were The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Haywain Triptych, and The Seven Deadly Sins and Four Other Things.  These paintings were all influenced by his belief that the human race is evil, and that they can be destructive and other similar thoughts.

Works Cited
“Bosch, Hieronymus.” WebMuseum:. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014. <http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/bosch/>.
“Bosch, Hieronymus.” WebMuseum:. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014. <http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/bosch/>.
“Donatello.” Artble: The Home of Passionate Art Lovers. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. <http://www.artble.com/artists/donatello>.
“Donatello.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 June 2014. Web. 09 Apr. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donatello>.
“Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.” Donatello (ca. 1386–1466). N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. <http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dona/hd_dona.htm>.
“Hieronymous Bosch – The Complete Works – Page 3.” Hieronymous Bosch – The Complete Works – Page 3. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014. <http://www.hieronymus-bosch.org/home-3-24-1-0.html>.
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