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GIOTTO di Bondone

GIOTTO di Bondone Flight into Egypt oil painting on canvas
Flight into Egypt
Painting ID::  62984
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GIOTTO di Bondone Flight into Egypt 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.
  Flight into Egypt
  1304-06 Fresco, 200 x 185 cm Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua On a narrow rocky path, the procession seems to move past the viewer. Equipped with everyday objects, everyone is in motion, looking at one another and talking to one another - only the Virgin Mary sits still and unmoving. The statuesque nature other upright position is further reinforced by the rock behind. Although the child is as natural as can be, the central figures in the picture thus stand out from their surroundings and have a sublime effect. Artist: GIOTTO di Bondone Painting Title: No. 20 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 4. Flight into Egypt , 1301-1350 Painting Style: Italian , , religious

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