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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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Legend of St Francis- 9. Vision of the Thrones 1297... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Legend of St Francis- 9. Vision of the Thrones 1297...
Baroncelli Polyptych (detail 1) c. 1334 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Baroncelli Polyptych (detail 1) c. 1334
No. 19 Scenes from the Life of Christ- 3. Presentation... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 19 Scenes from the Life of Christ- 3. Presentation...
Legend of St Francis- 5. Renunciation of Wordly Goods... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Legend of St Francis- 5. Renunciation of Wordly Goods...
The Adoration of the Magi - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
The Adoration of the Magi
Nativity - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Nativity
Scrovegni - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Scrovegni
No. 47 The Seven Vices- Desperation 1306 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 47 The Seven Vices- Desperation 1306
Franciscan Allegories-Allegory of Chastity c. 1330 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Franciscan Allegories-Allegory of Chastity c. 1330
Annunciation 4 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Annunciation 4
No. 27 Scenes from the Life of Christ- 11. Expulsion... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 27 Scenes from the Life of Christ- 11. Expulsion...
Legend of St Francis- 14. Miracle of the Spring 1297... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Legend of St Francis- 14. Miracle of the Spring 1297...
Massacre of the Innocents - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Massacre of the Innocents
No. 14 Annunciation- The Angel Gabriel Sent by God... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 14 Annunciation- The Angel Gabriel Sent by God...
Baroncelli Polyptych c. 1334 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Baroncelli Polyptych c. 1334
No. 34 Scenes from the Life of Christ- 18. Road to... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 34 Scenes from the Life of Christ- 18. Road to...
Franciscan Allegories- Allegory of Obedience (detail)... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Franciscan Allegories- Allegory of Obedience (detail)...
No. 53 The Seven Vices- Foolishness 1306 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 53 The Seven Vices- Foolishness 1306
Return of Christ to Jerusalem 1310s - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Return of Christ to Jerusalem 1310s
Stigmatization 1319-1328 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Stigmatization 1319-1328
Christ Before Caiphus - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Christ Before Caiphus
Death of the Virgin - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Death of the Virgin
Crucifix (1) 1330s - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
Crucifix (1) 1330s
No. 32 Scenes from the Life of Christ- 16. Christ before... - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org
No. 32 Scenes from the Life of Christ- 16. Christ before...
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