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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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The Stoning of St Stephen - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Stoning of St Stephen
Campanile - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Campanile
Stigmatization of St Francis (detail) 1300 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Stigmatization of St Francis (detail) 1300
St Peter Martyr Altarpiece - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
St Peter Martyr Altarpiece
Annunciation 5 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Annunciation 5
The Expulsion Of The Demons From Arezzo 1295-1300 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Expulsion Of The Demons From Arezzo 1295-1300
Legend of St Francis- 14. Miracle of the Spring (detail)... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Legend of St Francis- 14. Miracle of the Spring (detail)...
No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim- 5. Joachim's... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim- 5. Joachim's...
Annalena Altarpiece - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Annalena Altarpiece
Birth of the Virgin - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Birth of the Virgin
Legend of St Francis- 25. Dream of St Gregory 1300 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Legend of St Francis- 25. Dream of St Gregory 1300
Scenes from the Life of Mary Magdalene- Noli me tangere... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Scenes from the Life of Mary Magdalene- Noli me tangere...
Legend of St Francis- 3. Dream of the Palace 1297-99 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Legend of St Francis- 3. Dream of the Palace 1297-99
Marriage Of The Virgin 1302-1305 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Marriage Of The Virgin 1302-1305
Madonna And Child Enthroned With Saints (Ognissanti... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Madonna And Child Enthroned With Saints (Ognissanti...
The Marriage Procession Of The Virgin Detail 1304-1306 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Marriage Procession Of The Virgin Detail 1304-1306
Legend of St Francis- Scenes Nos. 4-6 1297-99 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Legend of St Francis- Scenes Nos. 4-6 1297-99
Perugia Altarpiece (central panel) - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Perugia Altarpiece (central panel)
Paintings for the Armadio degli Argenti - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Paintings for the Armadio degli Argenti
Scenes from the Life of Christ- 20. Lamentation (detail... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Scenes from the Life of Christ- 20. Lamentation (detail...
Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis- 2. Renunciation... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis- 2. Renunciation...
Peruzzi And Bardi Chapels - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Peruzzi And Bardi Chapels
Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis- 7. Vision of... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis- 7. Vision of...
The Coronation of the Virgin - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Coronation of the Virgin
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