Giotto di Bondone

Portrait

The human form, rediscovered during the Dark Ages

"There in a little time, by the aid of nature and the teaching of Cimabue, the boy not only equalled his master, but freed himself from the rude manner ofthe Greeks, and brought back to life the true art of painting, introducing the drawing from nature of living persons, which had not been practised for two hundred years"
Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists

"Giotto touched me the most — always suffering and always full of kindness and ardour as if he were already living in a world other than this"
Vincent Van Gogh, Letter to Theo #446

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Badia Polyptych

1300

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

1295-1300

The Mourning of Christ

1304-1306

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back

1310

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Front

1310

Madonna Enthroned

1310

The Entombment of Mary

1310

Crucifix of the Malatesta Temple

1310-1317

Stefaneschi Triptych

1320

Baroncelli Polyptych

1334

Polyptych of Bologna

1330-1335

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