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Giotto: Master Precursor to the Renaissance

  • Apr 12, 2014 · 2:00 PM

Giotto was easily the most important painter of 14th century Italy. He was praised as a remarkable artist by his contemporaries and was even referenced by Dante in the Divine Comedy.

Giotto opened entirely new avenues of visual expression.  His works are stylistically subtle yet charged with urgent emotionalism and dramatic tension.  He was one of the main sources of the revival of classical ideals and a true forerunner of the Renaissance which arrived several decades after his death.  Giotto is remarkable under every aspect: subject treatment, composition, color, technique and skillful use of the new method – the perspective.  He is often hailed as an artist who achieved a sincerity and directness of expression that could not be recaptured by later generations.

PS  Giotto's Seven Virtues and Seven Vices are used as visual (and often humorous) metaphors for characters and situations in Proust’s epic Remembrance of Things Past.  A group of us is reading Proust with the Modernist Fiction group and we are immensely enjoying these art references.

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  • jerry

    Great discussion!

    April 13, 2014

  • Gerry

    Good opening tonight at Vertical gallery. On Western Avenue just north of Augusta.

    April 5, 2014

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