The fourteenth century opens in Padua with various works by Giotto in the Basilica of Sant’Antonio, in the Chapel of Enrico Scrovegni and in the Palazzo della Ragione. His work becomes a reference point for successive painters such as Pietro and...
One of the most important turning points which led to the progressive change of expressive and technical patterns regarding local painting tradition during the fourteenth century certainly concerns Giotto’s presence and production, when he was called...
The iconography of the crucifix during the first millennium of the Christian era displays a standing and central figure on the cross, with open eyes. This figure will afterwards be replaced by the dying man, a pattern which was already known in the...
The founder of modern pictorial language was probably born in the district of Santa Maria Novella in Florence around 1265, where Bondone (the father) had moved from Mugello to work as a blacksmith. At the beginning of his training the young artist...
Giotto made his debut in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi at a very young age, working on panels with stories from the Old and New Testament (Stories of Isaac, Lamentation over the Dead Christ) and then the twenty-eight stories of St. Francis in...
This itinerary presents the work of Giotto in the Campania region and his influence on local artists, which was already visible even before the painter arrived in Naples. The early evidence of the first phase of Giotto’s work is presented around 1300...
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