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The Adoration of the Magi

Giotto Di Bondone


One of the Greatest Painters Of All Time

Early Renaissance Florentine Painter and Architect

Stylistically influenced by the following painters -  Coppo di Marcovaldo,  Duccio di Buoninsegna, Cimabue, and Byzantine Style Painting

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 perspectiveHeliocentric Theory, vanishing point, Savonarola, spiritually significant,  illuminated manuscriptidealized biblical themes, scriptorium, emotion, illuminator,  Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world, mythology,  realistic use of colours and lightBonfire of the Vanities, Old Testament stories, ethereal and foggy backgrounds, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath, romanticized landscapes,  Christian symbolism.



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