DONATELLO
(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)

St George

c. 1416
Marble, height 214 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

The artistic path taken by Donatello, which was in the end lead to the complete liberation of his statues from the surrounding niche structure, is already unmistakable in the St George. There is an equal emphasis on inner concentration and physical strength in the figure of this courageous knight.