Dante Alighieri, by Giotto di Bondone, c. 1335
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.