Giotto

(c. 1267 - 1337)
Giotto di Bondone, usually called simply Giotto, was the chief liberator of Italian painting from the Byzantine style of the early Middle Ages. He was mainly active in Florence, although he may have been trained in Rome. He also worked in Avignon, Padua and Naples (1328-32).

The part he played in initiating a new phase in Italian painting was reco...
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