Episode 99 - Florence: Penitent Mary Magdalene by Donatello (Museo Dell'Opera del Duomo)


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This episode examines one of the most moving and expressive sculptures in the history of art. Carved from white poplar wood, Donatello captures the meaning of ascetic spirituality by physically decimating his figure while still expressing an inner vitality in this extraordinarily modern-looking statue.

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