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Desiderio masterfully employed the technique of rilievo stiacciato (low, or
flattened, relief) in a style related to that of Donatello. The delicacy of contrast in
his carvings gives his surfaces a glowing, ethereal quality, as seen "Bust of a
Donatello (b. c. 1 386, Florence— d. Dec. 1 3, 1466, Florence), master of
sculpture in both marble and bronze, one of the greatest of all Italian
Renaissance artists. A good deal is known about Donatello's life and career, but
little is known about ...
Donatello invented his own bold new mode of relief in his marble panel "St.
George Killing the Dragon" (1416-17, base of the St. George niche at Or San
Michele). Known as schiacciato ("flattened out"), the technique involved
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