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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 104 PROFILES IN ART

Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337)

SETTING A PRECEDENT

 

Florentine painter, architect, and sculptor Giotto is best known for his masterful frescos that grace every wall in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy. The murals, commissioned by 14th-century Italian nobleman Enrico degli Scrovegni to adorn the chapel adjacent to his family’s palace, tell the Biblical stories of Joachim and Anna, the Virgin Mary, and the life and death of Christ. In addition to creating dramatic compositions and capturing emotional depth, Giotto was especially adept at depicting his subjects with a realism and precision unseen in the work of ...

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