Giotto paintings are some of the finest to have come from pre-Renaissance Italy and are another example of the role that Florence played in influencing the overall development of European art towards all the movements which we enjoy today. Giotto's period is roughly classified as Late Gothic but his style was highly original and sought to bring new qualities to the rather stale paintings which dominated at that time. You can also find Giotto paintings here.
The consequences of having his career as long ago as the 13th and 14th century is that there is a great lack of reliable information on the artist himself and also many of his works have deteriorated substantially. Fortunately there is still plenty enough information to appreciate the significant role that Giotto played as an innovator of the art world and more is discovered on him even today. The reputation of Giotto di Bondone has continued to remain strong over many centuries and his name is now set in stone in the international art hall of fame.
Giotto paintings and frescos included Scrovegni Chapel frescoes and Campanile. You can see a fuller comprehensive list of all paintings and frescos currently attributed to Giotto further down the page, with some of Giotto's most finest oil paintings including The Kiss of Judas, Dante Alighieri, Attendant figures in a scene from the Arena Chapel, The Flight into Egypt, Adoration of the Magi, The last supper and Alte Pinakothek.
Giotto was seen as a major artist during his career and attracted some of the best commissions going, particularly whilst in Florence and Rome. Giotto's frescos and paintings remain very popular as reproductions even today, with the artist's fans typically choosing handmade reproduction oil paintings, framed giclee art prints, tapestries, and in some rarer cases, posters. All links included within this website that accompany Giotto images will take you through to Art.com, our recommended art retailer, where you can buy your own copies of original Giotto di Bondone works.
Lamentation of Christ painting by Giotto
Frescos were amongst the most common art medium during the period of Giotto and further on through the different stages of the Renaissance that spread across most of Europe. The reason for this was that most key artists were commissioned to create paintings within internal buildings by major religious institutions who at the time had huge amounts of wealth to spend on making their places of worship exceptionally beautiful environments.
Giotto is an artist who remains relatively unique due to the timing of his career and he is seen who helped to move ideas within art onwards from the middle ages to the exciting times of the Renaissance which was led from his native city of Florence in Italy before spreading to the other provinces of this country. Previous styles to Giotto were seen as less than inspiring and he helped to bring about real style and personal artistic characteristics.
Entrance into Jerusalem painting by Giotto
Entrance into Jerusalem is another fine example of Giotto's successful use of religious topics for many of his paintings and frescos. You can see Entrance into Jerusalem above plus many other impressive religious depictions throughout this website with the best works from his career all included as images plus a further list of all the rest further down the page. During the 13th century and onwards for several centuries, religious scenes domainted the art world but in the modern era things are much more varied, with portraits, landscapes and other ideas now also very common.
The most important celebration of the life and contribution of Giotto can be found outside the internationally-respected Uffizi art museum in Italy, where a small statue of him can be found. Much art around his time was on a national level with communication between countries far more difficult than it is today but his reputation has now become fully accepted right across the world and his place in art history is fully established.
St Francis Preaching to the Birds painting by Giotto
St Francis Preaching to the Birds is one of many works from Giotto which played on the life of St Francis. Many others are also included throughout Giottopaintings.com. Giotto was respected by many for the natural poses in which he captured his portraits and this led to him being afforded a consistent and substantial salary from the Comune of Florence as a reward for the exceptional pieces he created which helped to enhance the artistic reputation of his native city.
International art fans are always likely to visit Florence in order to understand and enjoy the merits of Italian art which played a major role in the development of all western culture. For those interested in Giotto, notable attractions include the Campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral which was certainly amongst his most impressive commissions and one of the few pieces of information on his life and career which remains entirely undisputed.
Christ Before Caiaphas painting by Giotto
Christ Before Caiaphas
Lamentation painting by Giotto di Bondone
Miraculous Arrival of Lazarus and His Sisters in Marseilles painting by Giotto
Miraculous Arrival of Lazarus and His Sisters in Marseilles
Madonna and Christ painting by Giotto
Madonna and Christ
St Francis of Assisi painting by Giotto
St Francis of Assisi
Please see below for a summarised list of the best Giotto paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Joseph's Dream painting by Giotto
Allegory of Justice painting by Giotto
Pope Innocent III painting by Giotto
Chariot of Fire painting by Giotto
Flight into Egypt painting by Giotto
Expulsion of the Devils from Arezzo painting by Giotto
St Francis painting by Giotto
Ecstasy of St Francis painting by Giotto
Trial by Fire painting by Giotto
Death of St Francis painting by Giotto
Fresco by Giotto
Adoration of the Magi painting by Giotto
Marriage of the Virgin painting by Giotto
Annunciation painting by Giotto
Last Judgement painting by Giotto
Ascension painting by Giotto
Joachim's Sacrifice painting by Giotto
Hope painting by Giotto di Bondone
Wedding at Cana painting by Giotto
Crucifixion painting by Giotto
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