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Giotto di Bondone
The human form, rediscovered during the Dark Ages

Giotto di Bondone, The Artists
Portrait of Giotto di Bondone

“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

Reed Enger, "Giotto di Bondone, The human form, rediscovered during the Dark Ages," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 16, 2016; last modified May 21, 2018, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/giotto-di-bondone/.

Further reading atvangoghletters.org

Giotto di Bondone was an Italian artist born in 1267. di Bondone contributed to the Gothic movement and died on January 8, 1337.

Badia Polyptych, Giotto di Bondone

Badia Polyptych

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, Giotto di Bondone

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

The Mourning of Christ, Giotto di Bondone

The Mourning of Christ

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back, Giotto di Bondone

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Front, Giotto di Bondone

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Front

Madonna Enthroned, Giotto di Bondone

Madonna Enthroned

The Entombment of Mary, Giotto di Bondone

The Entombment of Mary

Crucifix of the Malatesta Temple, Giotto di Bondone

Crucifix of the Malatesta Temple

Stefaneschi Triptych, Giotto di Bondone

Stefaneschi Triptych

Baroncelli Polyptych, Giotto di Bondone

Baroncelli Polyptych

Polyptych of Bologna, Giotto di Bondone

Polyptych of Bologna


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