Giotto

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Giotto

Giotto's most famous work is the painting and decoration of the interior of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.

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Giotto(1266-1337)

Giotto introduced the technique of lifelike drawing.

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Giottos is known for beginning to put in natural landscape backgrounds rather than plain gold backgrouds, typically used by painters during the late 1200s.

Supposedly, Giotto was discovered by Cimabue when he came upon the 12 year old when he was drawing one of his father's sheep on a rock.

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Fact #2

Giotto broke away from the Byzatine style artwork and moved towards naturalism. His paintings demonstrated the use of a clear sense dimensions and space.

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Giotto drawing a sheep on a rock

Giotto

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