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Giotto (English) (Td)

SKU: 2341835  |  ISBN: 9780789211149
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Vasari famously wrote that Giotto "recovered the true method of painting, which been lost for many years before him," and indeed he is traditionally considered a founder of the Italian Renaissance. Producing a series of commissioned works for the church and upper classes in his native Tuscany and surrounding regions, Giotto changed the course of European art by breaking away from the rigid, stereotyped figures of the Byzantine and Giotto medieval traditions. His innovation was to give his characters natural movement and expression. His great fresco cycles, such as the lives of the Virgin and Christ in the Scrovegni (or Arena) Chapel, Padua, are populated with realistic depictions of three-dimensional figures; secondary characters, both comic and tragic, display the range of the painter's wit and invention. And Giotto's treatment of perspective was just as revolutionary as his approach to the human...show more

Format Hardback | 391 pages
Dimensions 289 x 340 x 40.64mm | 3,615g
Publication date 23 Feb 2012
Publisher Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publication City/Country New York, NY, United States
Language English
Edition statement Second Edition
Illustrations note Color photos throughout, color illustrations throughout