David By Donatello Sculpture, we are pleased to offer you our beautiful statue. Made of bonded alabaster with a genuine alabaster base. Made in Italy by old world artisans, the sword comes as a separate piece, you will need to glue it in or tack it in place. Donatello had an immense impact on the art and the artists of the Renaissance. He invented the shallow relief technique. In the shallow relief technique, the sculpture seems deep but is actually done on a very shallow plane. Donatello was one of the greatest Florentine sculptors. He lived mostly in Florence but spent some time in Rome, Padua and Siena. Donatello was greatly influenced by antique art and Humanist theories. His statues display, for the first time since antiquity, the human body as a functional organism, and the human personality radiated a confidential individuality. His most classical work is 'David' the first free standing sculpture in the Christian era. David by Donatello (1386-1466), Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence. David is seen here in a dreamy introspective mood after slaying Goliath, whose head lies at his feet. Earning his birthright as the first full-size nude to be cast since ancient times, Donatello’s “David” comes to life with flowing naturalism.