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In keeping with the spirit of humanism

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In keeping with the spirit of humanism, artists of the early Renaissance strove to portray  lifelike human forms with correct proportions and realistic clothing and expressions.  Artists developed new techniques to give paintings a more three-dimensional, life-like  quality, and commonly studied human and animal anatomy in efforts to better  understand their subjects.  The first important painter of the Renaissance was Giotto di Bondone. Giotto painted  during the turn of the fourteenth century, breaking away from the Gothic and Byzantine  artistic traditions. He deeply studied nature in an effort to infuse his paintings with  reality, an effort most notable in his especially realistic facial expressions. In 1334, Giotto  was appointed chief architect in Florence, where he remained until his death in 1337. 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • Botticelli, Giotto di Bondone., fifteenth century Botticelli, clear lines. Masaccio, lifelike human forms, Giotto di Bondone. Giotto, realistic facial expressions.

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