Giotto di Bondone

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  • Joan Carter

Giotto di Bondone

Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 – January 8, 1337), most commonly known today simply as Giotto, is credited with having been the first in a line of great artists who led the way into the Italian Renaissance. Tradition has it that Giotto was born to peasant parents in Colle di Vespignano, a small village to the north of Florence. Living and working in the northern Italian city of Padua at the turn of the fourteenth century, Giotto is without doubt one of the most compelling figures in the history of Western art. Often referred to as the father of Western painting, his artistic genius not only stunned his contemporaries, but radically altered the course of …

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Citation:
Carter, Joan. "Giotto di Bondone". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 December 2012
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