Nanni d'Antonio di Banco

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Nanni d'Antonio di Banco

(nän`nē däntôn`yō dē bäng`kō), c.1384–1421, Florentine sculptor. After study with his father, Antonio di Banco, who worked on the cathedral of Florence, Nanni executed his major figural sculpture for the cathedral and the Church of Orsanmichele. He relied upon classical Roman models for elements of his basically Gothic figures. Many of his works stood as companions to works by DonatelloDonatello
, c.1386–1466, Italian sculptor, major innovator in Renaissance art, b. Florence. His full name was Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi. In his formative years he assisted Ghiberti in Florence with the bronze doors for the baptistery.
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Upcoming exhibitions include the work of three seminal Tuscan sculptors - Donatello, Ghiberti and Nanni di Banco - to open in September at The National Gallery in Washington, and a groundbreaking show of paintings by Sicilian master Antonello Da Messina to open at The Metropolitan Museum in New York in early 2006.
Radke's "Masaccio's City: Urbanism, Architecture, and Sculpture in Early FifteenthCentury Florence" underlines the essentially "medieval" nature of Florentine architecture and sculpture which Masaccio would have beheld, drawing examples and terms of comparison from the works of Ghiberti, Donatello, and Nanni di Banco.
For the author, Nanni di Banco represents one of the gente nuova (new men; seep.