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  1. Gio·van·ni [jaw-vahn-nee] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni/, Cenni di Pepo, c1240–1302?, Italian painter and mosaicist.
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Examples from the Web for cimabue

Historical Examples

  • To Cimabue succeeded his pupil, the famous Giotto, who died in 1337.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327


  • Cimabue, the reviver of painting, received instruction from the Greeks.

  • It cannot be proved that a single picture attributed to Cimabue was painted by him.

  • Cimabue revolutionized painting, and then "the cry was Giotto's."

  • The circumstances of the finding of Giotto by Cimabue are well known.

British Dictionary definitions for cimabue


  1. Giovanni (dʒoˈvanni). ?1240–?1302, Italian painter of the Florentine school, who anticipated the movement, led by Giotto, away from the Byzantine tradition in art towards a greater naturalism
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