Donatello, Limbo I Resurrection. Florence, S. Lorenzo

Donatello, Limbo I Resurrection. Florence, S. Lorenzo


Donatello_Resurrection


Donatello, Limbo I Resurrection. Florence, S. Lorenzo

DonatelloDonato de’ Bardi detto Donatello,Ressurrezione -(Firenze 1386 – 1466)

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From the wide horizons of his vision in the Padua reliefs, embracing the most vast and complex natural and architectural settings along with the dramatic nucleus of the scene, it now seems that the old sculptor narrows his aim to individual episodes, connecting them, however, within a framework articulated in structure by a scenographic realism of extraordinary objectivity. Christ rises laboriously from the sleep of death, a heart – rending figure who towers over the setting of the sacred scene: a power higher than himself draws him from death into life, amidst the lifeless sleep of the soldiers and the now remote – and I would almost say buried – elegance of the weapons and pagan devices (Castelfranco).

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