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Prophet Habbakuk

Prophet Habbakuk, 1426 — Donatello,
196 cm

In the 1420s Donatello's search for a naturalistic rendering was intensified, and unrealistic elements have been discarded. This process reached its highest point in the Prophet Jeremiah and the Prophet Habakkuk - the so-called Zuccone (pumpkin-head) - and ended in the 1440s with Donatello's participation in the decoration of the Campanile.

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A celibate perfectionist revives classical sculpture