Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance
V&A, 2023

The first major UK exhibition to explore the exceptional talents of the Renaissance artist Donatello. One of the most inventive and influential artists of the Renaissance, Donatello was at the heart of the revolution in art and culture taking place in 15th-century Italy. Donatello combined the growing interest in ancient Greece and Rome with the familiar traditions of his time. The exhibition explored Donatello’s creativity and unique vision, his workshop practices and collaborations, and his enduring impact on artists across the centuries.

The exhibition design takes its cues from Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, and presents the exhibition’s narrative and through a series of semi-translucent architectural structures and piazza-style open spaces. The exhibition title lettering has been v-carved and infill painted, using a typeface designed by Paul Shaw after his extensive research on the ‘Florentine Sans Serif’.

Curated by Peta Motture, Whitney Kerr-Lewis and Sabrina Villani (V&A). 3D design by Sam Brown, and Kane Carroll (V&A), lighting design by Studio ZNA, photography by Thomas Adank.