The choice of the name “Artgender” derives from the consideration for which the brand that identifies a particular company that operates in the sectors of event planning, publishing and communication has never been used; for us art is a real type of human being, that is, who is deeper. Does not exclude anyone but renames a category, composed of very different people within… elsewhere I think, origin and direction; but, united by a single factor: the artistic one. Anyone can be or feel like an artist as long as he is concerned with producing or simply approaching any form of expression. Our identity is necessary, in things, in people, in words, in ways… that teaching contributes to formation ‘individual evolution.

Donatello’s David

David is probably Donatello’s most iconic work.

☞ Do you know…

‣ David is the heroic biblical character who kills Goliath, whose head is severed on the ground. But it’s the details that make this sculpture so interesting: looking better, we notice the winged shoes that are typical of the pagan god Mercury, protector of merchants. This element was a tribute to the work’s client, Medici family, whose activities were based on trade.

‣ Temporarily located around the middle of the 1400s, it’s the first nude – from ancient Rome – made as a #statue in its own right and not as an ornament of architectural structure. Donatello’s skill was to create a pose and shapes that were courtly and natural at the same time, a proud face of victory but also innocent and daring just of a young man. Finally, turning around it, we see that the artist’s paid the same attention in every point of his work, detail worthy of a masterpiece.

⇒ Date: 1430-1440

⇒ Material: bronze

⇒ Dimensions: 158cm height

Site: Museo Nazionale di Barghello, Florence