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September 10, 2009 Gates of Paradise takes ideas from the book o On Painting – Variety Place figures in front of the architecture Donatello, David, bronze o First bronze life size nude man since antiquity o Exhibits contrappasto o A moment of joyful success o Nudity – part of the story in that David refused armor o Bas-relief on the helmet – homoerotic aspects – the beard and feathers In response – it was patronned for Medici and so maybe there isn’t homoerotic undertones because it was made for a wedding ceremony. When the Medici are kicked out the statue goes in front of the Palazzo Vecchio which is the seat of government and serves as a representation as Florentine strength/ underdog success o Introspective – lines go into the body, the head is down Verocchio, David o Verrochio often seems to make another version of Donatello’s stuff o Sword juts out and the placement of the head give off a different psychology Donatello’s, Gattamelata (honeycat, slick cat)
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