Giotto di Bondone was an Italian architect and painter from Florence. He was credited with first treating a painting as a window into space, introducing a new form of art, and was one of the first artists of the renaissance period. He was one of the first people to draw accurately from real life in over 200 years. Giotto's primary claim to fame was when he decorated the Scrovegni Chapel (also known as the Arena Chapel) in Padua. In this chapel, he followed the theme of salvation, depicting both the life of the Virgin and the life of Christ. The chapel was completed in 1305. Most of his works were portrayals of Christianity, as were many other artists of this period. This is because most artists were either commissioned by the church, or chose to dedicate their art to the church. In 1334, he was chosen to decorate the new bell tower of the Florence Cathedral.


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