Most art history books cite Giotto as the first great painter of the Renaissance.
John Baldesssari received a second trophy and made an even shorter one, thanking Giotto, Goya, Matisse, Duchamp, and Sol LeWitt.
The picture of the sheep was so lifelike that the great man asked the boy, Giotto, to go with him and become an artist.
The fresco by Giotto is much, but the vault it adorns was planned first.
Giotto represents this vice under the same symbol; but it is the weakest of all the figures in the Arena Chapel.
The art that built it, good or bad, must have been an Italian one, before Giotto.
The perfect circle of Giotto was an emblem of divine motherhood in its completeness.
The work of Giotto is the expression in art of the new spirit.
The defect of his narrative, like the defect of Giotto's painting, is mainly lack of background.
From the cab-driver down to—to Giotto, they turn us inside out, and I resent it.
An Italian painter and architect of the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. Art in Italy before the time of Giotto was heavily influenced by the art of the Byzantine Empire and was highly stylized; it resembled the icons in Byzantine churches. Giotto was the first painter to abandon Byzantine ways and begin to depict more lifelike expressions and figures.