Giotto

Giotto, full name Giotto di Bondone was a 13th and 14th century Italian artist who helped lay the foundations for the critical renaissance of art which started the movement towards from the middle ages to the contemporary art scene that we have today. Giotto came at such an early stage that he is categorised as a Early-Renaissance artist, which famous artists such as Da Vinci and Michelangelo would profit from centuries later. Whilst lesser known than those two, Giotto’s existence as the first major artist of the Renaissance makes his career very important and his paintings and frecos well worthy of study. Indeed, art followers around the world still regularly choose to buy his paintings as reproductions, which you can do from our gallery below.

It is unclear as to where exactly Giotto took his early art training, with several theories remaining unconfirmed. His style suggests influence from Roman artists or local schools of fresco painters, such as possibly Pietro Cavallini. Florentine sculptor and architect, Arnolfo di Cambio may also have influenced his work. There is seldom enough information around to confirm the theories.

Giotto himself was a relatively unglamorous artist in appearance, standing at a little over 4ft. His own lack of stature could not affect his beautiful oil paintings, however, and those who visited him would often be surprised at meeting the man behind the work.

Giotto made a break from the popular and traditional Byzantine style of the time, bringing his own style to the fore. The technique of drawing accurately was important to him and something that was not the norm at that time. Thanks to Giotto’s paintings, though, it was to become the norm with the great Renaissance of Italy coming right after this, followed later by similar sparks of change across the rest of Europe.

All of the paintings in this Giotto gallery are available to buy as high quality handmade reproductions by our highly skilled and experienced artists. Each is available in any size you need, just contact us if you need a quote. We can also supply any painting by any other artist, even if you cannot find them on this website.

Sadly, because of the age of Giotto’s paintings, many are not in good condition in the modern day, but some still exist and the best are included in the gallery above. For your information there is a full list of famous Giotto paintings below, including some Frescos:

  • Flight Into Egypt
  • The Last Judgement
  • The Last Supper
  • Lamentation
  • Adoration of the Magi
  • Madonna and Child
  • Joachim’s Dream
  • The Ascension
  • Preaching to the Birds
  • Hope
  • The Epiphany
  • St Francis Mourned By St Clare
  • The Expulsion Of The Demons From Arezzo
  • Noli Me Tangere
  • Expulsion Of Joachim From The Temple
  • Legend of St Francis Confirmation of the Rule
  • Marriage at Cana
  • Attendant figures in a scene from the Arena Chapel
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Kiss of Judas
  • Faith
  • Envy
  • Fortitude
  • Foolishness
  • Meeting At The Golden Gate
  • St Stephen
  • Stefaneschi St Peter
  • Stigmatization
  • The Bringing Of The Rods
  • The Crucifixion
  • The Expulsion Of The Demons From Arezzo
  • The Marriage Procession Of The Virgin
  • The Mocking Of Christ And Flagellation
  • The Nativity
  • The Presentation Of Jesus In The Temple
  • The Pentecost
  • The Wooers Praying

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