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Statue of Giotto - Joseph Mallord William Turner
Statue of Giotto
Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267–January 8, 1337), better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance.

Giotto's contemporary Giovanni Villani wrote that Giotto was "the most sovereign master of painting in his time, who drew all his figures and their postures according to nature. And he was given a salary by the commune [of Florence] in virtue of his talent and excellence."

The later 16th century biographer Giorgio Vasari says of him "...He made a decisive break with the ...Byzantine style, and brought to life the great art of painting as we know it today, introducing the technique of drawing accurately from life, which had been neglected for more than two hundred years."

Giotto's masterwork is the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, commonly called the Arena Chapel, completed around 1305. This fresco cycle depicts the life of the Virgin and the life of Christ. It is regarded as one of the supreme masterpieces of the Early Renaissance. That Giotto painted the Arena Chapel and that he was chosen by the commune of Florence in 1334 to design the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral are among the few certainties of his biography. Almost every other aspect of it is subject to controversy: his birthdate, his birthplace, his appearance, his apprenticeship, the order in which he created his works, whether or not he painted the famous frescoes at Assisi, and where he was eventually buried after his death.

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Madonna Enthroned (All Saints' Altarpiece) - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Madonna Enthroned (All Saints' Altarpiece)
Lamentation - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Lamentation
Madonna and Child 1320-30 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Madonna and Child 1320-30
Last Judgment (detail 2) 1306, Fresco, Cappella Scrovegni... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Last Judgment (detail 2) 1306, Fresco, Cappella Scrovegni...
Crucifixion 1310s - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Crucifixion 1310s
Dante Alighieri - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Dante Alighieri
Last Judgment (detail 10) 1306 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Last Judgment (detail 10) 1306
No. 3 Scenes from the Life of Joachim- 3. Annunciation... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 3 Scenes from the Life of Joachim- 3. Annunciation...
Ognissanti Madonna [detail: 2] (or Madonna in Maestà) - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Ognissanti Madonna [detail: 2] (or Madonna in Maestà)
Last Judgment (detail 14) 1306 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Last Judgment (detail 14) 1306
Cappella Scrovegni a Padova, Life of Christ, Last Supper - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Cappella Scrovegni a Padova, Life of Christ, Last Supper
The Flight into Egypt 1310s - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Flight into Egypt 1310s
Last Supper 1320-25 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Last Supper 1320-25
St John the Evangelist 1320-25 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
St John the Evangelist 1320-25
Joachim's Dream (Sogno di Gioacchino) - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Joachim's Dream (Sogno di Gioacchino)
The Adoration of the Magi 1310s - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Adoration of the Magi 1310s
The Annunciation - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Annunciation
Annunciation 2 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Annunciation 2
Crucifix 1317 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Crucifix 1317
Ognissanti Madonna (Madonna in Maesta) c. 1310 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Ognissanti Madonna (Madonna in Maesta) c. 1310
St Lawrence 1320-25 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
St Lawrence 1320-25
The Stefaneschi Triptych (recto) c. 1330 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Stefaneschi Triptych (recto) c. 1330
Last Judgment (detail 1) 1306 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Last Judgment (detail 1) 1306
Crucifix 1290-1300 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Crucifix 1290-1300
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