Giotto di Bondone

70 years old

Background

Born in Vespignano, near Florence in 1266, the son of a blacksmith, he lived to the ripe old age of 70, and died in 1336 in his native city, revered for his great achievements. At age 10, it is believed he was discovered by Cimabue, a noted artist of the time, who took him to Florence to study art. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Rennaissance.

My favorite painting done by Giotto

This panting titled "Last Judgement" was my favorite because it caught my eye with the use of color. It focuses on the Jesus figure in the middle and incorporates smaller detail in the figures surrounding the middle.

Movement: Renaissance

Giotto was very influential in the renaissance movement. He pioneered the style and others followed.