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date: 17 September 2019

Giotto real name: Ambrogio Bondone, Called Giotto Di Bondonelocked

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Italian, 13th – 14th century, male.

Born 1266/1267, in Colle di Vespignano (Tuscany); died 8 January 1337, in Florence.

Painter, fresco artist, architect. Religious subjects.

Florentine School.

Giotto is regarded by most to be the founder of the central tradition of Western painting. His work broke away from the stylisations of Byzantine art, introduced new ideals of naturalism, and created a convincing sense of pictorial space and drama. Giotto was duly recognised by his contemporaries, who imitated him and memorialised him in literary sources, and by later generations of artists....

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