Giotto by Francesca Flores D'Arcais

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Giotto (1266-1337) is considered one of the founders of modern painting, having broken away from the rigid, stereotyped figures of Byzantine and medieval art to give his characters natural expression and solid three-dimensionality. D'Arcais leads readers on a chronological survey of Giotto's life and works. Features hundreds of colorful reproductions of his paintings.
 

About Francesca Flores D'Arcais

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Francesca Flores d'Arcais is Professor of Medieval and Modern Art History at the University of Verona, Italy.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Abbeville Press. 384 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This ravishing album combines a scholarly text with 200 superb color reproductions and 150 black-and-white illustrations representing all phases of Giotto's career.

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Petrarch also mentions Giotto’s work in the Royal Chapel of St. Barbara in Castelnuovo in Naples, which he had seen in 1341, and in his will he left a Madonna painting by Giotto to his patron, the ruler of Padua Francesco Carrara, describing the painting as “a wonderful work of which the ignorant...

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