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Dante Alighieri, by Giotto di Bondone, c. 1335

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Dante Alighieri, by Giotto di Bordone, c. 1335

Detail from a fresco in the Podestà Chapel in the Palazzo del Bargello by Giotto, who was considered by Dante to have revolutionized the art of painting in the 14th century:

In painting Cimabue thought he held
the field, and now it's Giotto they acclaim –
the former only keeps a shadowed fame. (Purgatory XI, 94-96)


Giotto di Bordone: detail from Paradiso|Podestà Chapel, Bargello palace, Florence via Wikimedia Commons.

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