Definition of Giotto

1. Noun. Florentine painter who gave up the stiff Byzantine style and developed a more naturalistic style; considered the greatest Italian painter prior to the Renaissance (1267-1337).

Exact synonyms: Giotto Di Bondone
Generic synonyms: Architect, Designer, Old Master

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giotto

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Giordano-Giovannetti diet
Giordano Bruno
Giorgio Vasari
Giorgio de Chirico
Giosue Carducci
Giotto (current term)
Giotto di Bondone
Giovannetti diet
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Giovanni Boccaccio
Giovanni Cabato
Giovanni Cimabue
Giovanni Jacopo Casanova
Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli
Giovanni da Verrazano
Giovanni da Verrazzano
Giovanni de Medici

Literary usage of Giotto

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This much Giotto undertook to do, and his success was peculiarities of topography, people, dress, and architecture. This principle of actuality and reality ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"He, it seems, instructed hi» »on, who, however, applied himself with greater predilection to studying the works oí the great Giotto, formed his style on ..."

3. A New History of Painting in Italy: From the II to the XVI Century by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle (1908)
"The humble condition of Giotto, who, as a child, led his father's flock through the scant and solitary pastures of Vespignano, his early feeling for art as ..."

4. Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities by Shearjashub Spooner (1865)
"Such is thy kingdom," replied Giotto, " and such thy subjects ... Giotto," says Vasari, " having passed his life in the production of so many admirable ..."

5. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"Giotto, born at Colle in the district of Vespignano in 1266 ; died in Florence, ... In Rome Giotto next decorated the tribune of the church of S. Giorgio in ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"He, it seems, instructed his son, who, however, applied himself with greater predilection to studying the works of the great Giotto, formed his style on ..."

7. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1803)
"Observing however that the children of Giotto bore a great resemblance to their father, whose features and appearance were not very prepossessing, ..."

8. The Painters of Florence from the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Century by Julia Mary Cartwright Ady (1901)
"In 1330, Giotto was invited to Naples by King Robert, whose son Charles, Duke of Calabria, held the post of Captain of the people of Florence during two ..."

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