The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Painters
The Adoration of the Magi
Giotto Di Bondone
Education -apprentice to Cimabue
Cause of Death - old age, he was 70
Mediums - Tempera on oak panel
Giotto's paintings are encoded in a visual system so moving and powerful we can hardly bring ourselves to think about it. Most prominently featured in his work are the holy figures of the Christian faith-- Christ, Saints, The Cross and Virgin Mary
Key Descriptive Words and Phrases associated with the Renaissance Movement - rebirth, rediscovery of the classical world, City-state, Humanism, Humanist, Francesco Petrarch, Reform, The Prince, Theocracy, The Inquisition, Human Reasoning, publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists, sfumato, chiaroscuro, linear perspective, Heliocentric Theory, vanishing point, Savonarola, spiritually significant, illuminated manuscript, idealized biblical themes, scriptorium, emotion, illuminator, Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world, mythology, 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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