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Giotto di Bondone1267 — 1337

The human form, rediscovered during the Dark Ages

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 VasariLives 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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Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

1295-1300
Badia Polyptych

Badia Polyptych

1300
The Mourning of Christ

The Mourning of Christ

1304-1306
Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Front

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Front

1310
Madonna Enthroned

Madonna Enthroned

1310
The Entombment of Mary

The Entombment of Mary

1310
Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back

1310
Crucifix of the Malatesta Temple

Crucifix of the Malatesta Temple

1310-1317
Stefaneschi Triptych

Stefaneschi Triptych

1320
Baroncelli Polyptych

Baroncelli Polyptych

1334
Polyptych of Bologna

Polyptych of Bologna

1330-1335
1201
Master of Flat
Cimabue
A simple painting speaks to more people
Zhao Mengfu
Giotto di Bondone
The youngest of the Four Masters
Wang Meng
Gothic tradition is good enough for me
Lorenzo Monaco
1400

The artists of Gothic Art