Sculpting the Renaissance
Client: V&A Publishing, 2023
Edited by Peta Motture
Hardback | 288pp | 287 x 247 mm
Book design to accompany Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance at the V&A. This beautiful exhibition is the first major UK show to explore the talents of the Renaissance master Donatello, arguably the greatest sculptor of all time.
Donatello (c.1386–1466) was at the vanguard of a revolution in sculptural practice in the early Renaissance. Combining ideas from classical and medieval sculpture to create innovative sculptural forms, he had an unparalleled ability to portray emotions in works intended to inspire spiritual devotion.
This book explores Donatello’s extraordinary creativity within the vibrant artistic and cultural context of fifteenth-century Italy.