Giotto di Bondone

In Artist/Filmmaker/Writer on December 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Renaissance Art

• A revival or rebirth of cultural awareness and learning that took place during the 14th and 15th centuries, particularly in Italy, but also in Germany and other European countries.

• The period was characterized by a renewed interest in ancient Greek and Roman art and design and included an emphasis on human beings, their environment, science, and philosophy.


Giotto di Bondone


•Italian painter & architect

•The most innovative artist : the revolutionist who altered the course of painting in Western Europe, striking out of the Gothic and Byzantine styles towards the Renaissance

•At the age of 10, he was found by Cimabue, who took him to Florence to study art

•Worked in Assisi, Rome , Padua, Milan and Naples.

•The impact of Giotto’s innovations –Masaccio, Michaelangelo (compositions)


“Capella degli Scrovegni,” Padua, Italy. (1304-1306)


“Interior of the Arena Chapel” (1306)

Four paintings by Giotto,
from his fresco cycle in the Scrovegni Chapel:

The Birth of Christ

The Adoration of the Magi

The Flight to Egypt

The Presentation in the Temple

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints (Ognissanti Madonna).

c.1305-1310. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.


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