Giotto di Bondone

Giotto di Bondone live for 70 years. he was Italian and lived in Florence. Little is known about his family, he fathered six children. Giotto was a little over four feet tall, he had a large head, a large hooked nose, and one of his eyes was more prominent than the other one. He was an apprentice for Cimabue and he worked fo the Bardis and the Peruzzis(Florentine families who owned the most important banks), and with others for the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi and began painting a fresco cycle. Giotto was an architect, sculptor, and painter for the early Renaissance. He broke away from the Byzantine art style and pioneered new ideals of naturalism and creating a sense of pictorial space.

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