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Paintings from the 13th century (click to enlarge)


Important Painters Born in the 13th Century

Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Italian, Sienese, Early Renaissance
Cimabue (1240-1302) Italian, Byzantine Style
Bernardo Daddi (1290-1348) Italian, Florentine, Early Renaissance
Giotto (1267 - 1337) Italian, Florentine, Early Renaissance
Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290-1348) Italian, Sienese, Early Renaissance
Pietro Lorenzetti (1280-1348) Italian, Sienese, Early Renaissance
Coppo di Marcovaldo (1225-1274) Italian, Sienese, Early Renaissance
Simone Martini (1280-1344) Italian, Sienese, Early Renaissance
Lippo Memmi (1285 -1361) Italian, Sienese, Early Renaissance

Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with the Renaissance Movement rebirth, rediscovery of the classical world,  publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists,  sfumato, chiaroscuro, Savonarola, spiritually significant,  illuminated manuscript,  idealized biblical themes, scriptorium, illuminator,  Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world,  realistic use of colours and  light,  Bonfire of the Vanities, Old Testament stories, ethereal and foggy backgrounds, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath, romanticized landscapes,  Christian symbolism.


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