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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Giotto - Arts and Archives 2015 Final Dinner

(Missing from this picture are Cindy Calkins, Susan Curnutte and Betsy Huseby -  please click the image to enlarge)

Last night our successful 2-week Arts and Archives 2015 Tour came to an end at Giotto restaurant in London. The travel log on this blog through Saturday (April 11) will continue shortly after my return to the U.S.  Our conclusion dinner at Giotto provided a nice connection between our time in Italy and the final days in London.
Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337) was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He introduced the technique of drawing accurately from life. He also introduced aerial perspective and his paintings are notable for their expressive character and three-dimensional weightiness.
He was mainly active in Florence, although he may have been trained in Rome. He also worked in Avignon, Assisi, Padua and Naples.

Giotto's main surviving frescos are those in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, which probably date from just before 1305, and those in the Bardi and Peruzzi chapels in Santa Croce, Florence, probably before 1328. His work is also seen in the Uffizi in Florence.

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