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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Giotto Full name Giotto di Bondone. 1267?-1337. Florentine painter, architect, and sculptor. Considered the greatest painter of pre-Renaissance Italy, he turned from the formulaic Byzantine style to a more natural representation of human expression and movement.

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  • n. 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)


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