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Donatello

(Encyclopedia)Donatello dŏnətĕlˈō, Ital. dōnätĕlˈlō [key], c.1386–1466, Italian sculptor, major innovator in Renaissance art, b. Florence. His full name was Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi. In his for...

Bertoldo di Giovanni

(Encyclopedia)Bertoldo di Giovanni bārtôlˈdō dē jōvänˈnē [key], c.1420–91, Italian sculptor. A pupil and assistant to Donatello and later the teacher of Michelangelo, Bertoldo was employed by the Medici ...

Bargello

(Encyclopedia)Bargello bärjĕlˈlō [key], 13th-century palace in Florence, Italy, which houses the national museum. Once the residence of the highest city official, but later used as a prison and as the office of...

Nanni d'Antonio di Banco

(Encyclopedia)Nanni d'Antonio di Banco nänˈnē däntônˈyō dē bängˈkō [key], c.1384–1421, Florentine sculptor. After study with his father, Antonio di Banco, who worked on the cathedral of Florence, Nanni...

Padua

(Encyclopedia)Padua pădˈyo͞oə [key], Ital. Padova, city (1991 pop. 215,137), capital of Padova prov., in Venetia, NE Italy, connected by canal with the Brenta, Adige, and Po rivers. It is an agricultural, comme...

Desiderio da Settignano

(Encyclopedia)Desiderio da Settignano dāzēdĕˈrēō dä sĕtˌtēnyäˈnō [key], c.1429–64, Florentine sculptor, a follower of Donatello. His exquisitely delicate marble carving is best seen in his church dec...

Prato

(Encyclopedia)Prato ēn tōskäˈnä [key], city (1991 pop. 165,707), Tuscany, central Italy. It is a major textile-making center, known for its wool industry since the 13th cent. Weaving machinery, leather goods, ...

Michelozzo Michelozzi

(Encyclopedia)Michelozzo Michelozzi mēkālôtˈtsō mēkālôtˈtsē [key], 1396–1472, Italian sculptor, architect, goldsmith, and founder. He was long associated with Donatello and Ghiberti. His first independe...

Castagno, Andrea del

(Encyclopedia)Castagno, Andrea del ändrĕˈä dĕl kästäˈnyō [key], c.1423–1457, major Florentine painter of the early Renaissance. His first recorded painting (1440; now destroyed), effigies of hanged men, ...

Florence, city, Italy

(Encyclopedia)Florence flôrˈəns, flŏrˈ– , Ital. Firenze, city (2021 est. metro area pop.709,064), cap...

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