Giotto di Bondone:
Artist, Architect, Innovator

Giotto di Bondone is hailed as the first of the great artists of the Italian Renaissance. Di Bondone started as a young apprentice to the painter Cimabue and worked primarily in Florence with fresco style art while also dabbling in architecture. His accurate portrayal of human emotion, most notably in religious figures, is what made him famous. Giotto’s talent was recognized with being but on salary by the commune of Florence. The most popular of his early works, the frescoes of Assisi, showcase Giotto’s unique tight-stroked style which more realistically conveys human emotion. The Scrovegni or Arena Chapel in Padua, completed in 1305, depicts the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary and is Giotto’s most famous work. Giotto experimented with a multitude of style, including developing a painting technique where it appears the viewer is part of the painting. Giotto’s unique and vast artistic style influenced great artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael.

To properly analyze this collage, I encourage the viewer to pay close attention to the face of each painted figure. The emotion seen throughout is especially unique for this time period, making Giotto a pioneer in his field. The figures have halos surrounding their faces common to the Byzantine art of this time, but also have modifications that show the innovation and experimentation Giotto was known for.

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2 years ago
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The collage is well done and the information you provided about Giotto is very interesting!

2 years ago
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I could really feel the emotion shown through the paintings. I liked how you placed them all together. Great job feathering it really does catch your eye. Fabulous job bex! <3

2 years ago
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This is lovely! The collage is well-done, and the information interesting. I've yet to see his art in person like Ms. Creekmore and Mrs. Coussens but after this I need to add an art trip to my bucket list. Great job!👍

2 years ago
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This is the kind of art that I really enjoy where you can see how much passion and focus the artist has put into it. Would love to see the painting in person!

2 years ago
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Loved the way you blended these paintings all together. Each one pulls the viewer into the circle and moves your eye though out; nice composition. Some are details that I, as an art teacher, never knew about Giotto. Your composition has the feel of the painter, Kandinsky, whose paintings are also narrative in nature.

2 years ago
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WOW --- you did a marvelous job. Botticelli is one of my favourite artist. Well - done.

2 years ago
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so introspective, bex! 🐂 🐙

2 years ago
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Wow Becca! Your collage is so colorful and vibrant! Great job choosing the pieces for it! Well done.

2 years ago
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Wow love the idea of use people as your main motivation of his works (especially angels). Good job at laying out all the people and their facial features.

2 years ago
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I was unfamiliar with Giotto di Bondone's work, but can certainly see his influence in the works of the other artists you referenced. The images in collage blend nicely and definitely appealing to the eye. Well done!