Uffizi Gallery, Florence
When Giotto died in 1337, his contemporaries
recognized him as the revolutionary force behind the artistic vision of the
time. He is considered the patriarch of Florentine art and is credited with
changing the fundamentals of painting during what some art historians call ‘the
greatest century of Italian art’. His immediate and lasting influence is celebrated
in this exhibit that brings together other masters like Bernardo Daddi, Taddeo
Gaddi, Maso di Banco and the Orcagna brothers, all working in Florence and
Tuscany during the mid-fourteenth century. Through the most important paintings
of the period, the exhibit documents the development of Florentine art
immediately following Giotto.
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