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GIOTTO di Bondone

GIOTTO di Bondone Allegory of Chastity oil painting on canvas
Allegory of Chastity
Painting ID::  62982
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GIOTTO di Bondone Allegory of Chastity oil painting on canvas



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  GIOTTO di Bondone
  Italian Early Renaissance Painter, 1267-1337 Italian painter and designer. In his own time and place he had an unrivalled reputation as the best painter and as an innovator, superior to all his predecessors, and he became the first post-Classical artist whose fame extended beyond his lifetime and native city. This was partly the consequence of the rich literary culture of two of the cities where he worked, Padua and Florence. Writing on art in Florence was pioneered by gifted authors and, although not quite art criticism, it involved the comparison of local artists in terms of quality. The most famous single appreciation is found in Dante's verses (Purgatory x) of 1315 or earlier. Exemplifying the transience of fame, first with poets and manuscript illuminators, Dante then remarked that the fame of Cimabue, who had supposed himself to be the leader in painting, had now been displaced by Giotto. Ironically, this text was one factor that forestalled the similar eclipse of Giotto's fame, which was clearly implied by the poet.
  Allegory of Chastity
  1330 Fresco Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi Extremely vivid and bizarre figures of demons are being cast into the abyss. They are Unchasteness (Immunditia) with the boar's head, Burning Desire (Ardor) with the flaming head, and Love (Amor) with the clawed feet and the hearts tied around him. The round is completed by the spider-legged, devilish Death (Mors). Artist: GIOTTO di Bondone Painting Title: Franciscan Allegories: Allegory of Chastity (detail) , 1301-1350 Painting Style: Italian , , religious

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