from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Florentine painter, sculptor, and architect Giotto (born about 1276, died 1336), a central figure in the development of the arts in Italy, or to his work or manner.
  • Characteristic or suggestive of Giotto; having some resemblance to Giotto's style or work: as, Giottesque drawing; a Giottesque picture.
  • n. An artist resembling Giotto in his work or manner; specifically, a follower of the artistic school of Giotto.


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  • Those giottesque chapels hold in them, all hung with lamps, a small tufo grotto, the one down which, as in Sodoma's fresco, the angels sent baskets of provisions and the devils made horns at St. Benedict.

    The Spirit of Rome


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