(PDF) Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267-1337)

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Surname1NameProfessorCourseDateThe artThe selected artist in this paper was Giotto di Bondone (1267–1336/37).Artist BackgroundDifferent authors argue that Giotto di Bondone was born in 1627 in a place known as the Colle diVespignano which now is the municipality of Vicchio. He was from a small family and theymoved to Florence(Janson,267).It is argued that Giotto di Bondone had unique personality traits in his life. Giorgio Vasari oncesaid that Giotto di Bondone was in the position to draw a perfect circumference without the useof the compass. Through this capability, the artist was able to draw beautiful art. His skill wasdiscovered by Cimabue who noticed Giotto di Bondone drawing a fly on a table. This paintingon the table proved the capability of Giotto di Bondone(Hampl, Jana & Luboslav. 54).In 1287 Giotto di Bondone married with Ciuta and the two couple were able to get four childrenone of whom became a painter.CareerThe success of the artist was evident through his artwork. The Vasari in his book argues thatGiotto di Bondone was pointed out as the painter sculptor and architect(Adams,34).His work
Surname2was good and almost all people liked Giotto's paintings. Different authors show that Giotto diBondone is the bell tower of the Santa Maria del Fiore. He has been associated with the field ofarchitecture whereby Giotto di Bondone paintings were highly used in architectural design. Thisproved his success in the field of architecture and at the same time improved paintings. Some ofhis paintings were related to the field of entrepreneurship. Some of his paintings attracted theRomanesque and Gothic cathedrals which shows the difficulties faced by the artist in his work.Through his artwork, Giotto di Bondone influenced the school forlivese which was attracted byhis work such as Taddeo Gaddi, the Guglielmo da Fori, and the Puccio Capanna together withthe work of Augustinus(Janson & Anthony,64).LifetimeFrom the book, the author clearly explains some of the major events that occurred at the reign ofthe artist. There were a large number of events which marked the life of Giotto di Bondone. By1290s Giotto di Bondone had acquired enough fame from different people in Italy. The authorsshow that Giotto di Bondone influenced the development of Italian painting after learning theartwork form the Cimabue.The author shows that Giotto di Bondone at first he formed an innovative style which was uniquein the entire nation. Giotto di Bondone synthesized his knowledge of Byzantine traditions andthe early Christian life in Rome to form new paintings which had message directed to Christiansin Italy(Janson,287).His first painting was the largest project which executed different altarpieces including the artpiece Madonna Enthroned for the church of saints. By 1310, the painting had been adjusted torepresent the work of Cimabue but later Giotto's work was revealed to better than the Cimabue's
Surname3work. The Giotto's work attracted viewers as it was directed towards the Christ Child in a lap.Later on, Giotto di Bondone invented a noted painting which depicted earthbound figures ofmother and child.The throne of the painting was related to the Italian Gothic architecture which establishes acrucial context of the society.Giotto di Bondone Madonna Enthroned.ca.1310(Janson, 287).In addition, there was the Arena Chapel which was the great work of Giotto di Bondone. Thishas been identified as the Diottos work in fresco in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. The chapelwas next to the palace of the banker Enrico Scrovegni painted in 1306 by Giotto di Bondone(Steele, 234).The artist painted the floor of the chapel to the ceiling in the fresco technique
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