Twenty Giotto masterpieces star in Rome exhibit
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Featuring paintings, frescoes and mosaics, Rome is hosting an exhibit of extraordinary Italian art of the 13th and 14th centuries. The event brings together more than 150 works by artists such as Cimabue, Simone Martini, Andrea Pucci Sardi, Giovanni Pisano, in addition to 20 masterpieces by medieval painter Giotto.
On display until June 29th in the monumental Vittoriano Complex near Piazza Venezia, the exhibition pays homage to Italian art on the 600th anniversary of Giotto's death. Visitors are provided a unique view of all the stylistic and formal derivations of 13th century art. Some of the rooms include audiovisual presentations that enable a lively review of the Giotto's works.
The artist was born in 1266 in Vespignano, Florence and died at the age of 70 in the same city. Among the artist's famous works are the Crucifix of Santa Maria Novella, the mural of the life of St. Francis in the saint's namesake basilica, the Polyptych of Badia, and the decoration of the Arena Chapel in Padua.
The exhibition was supported by several Italian museums and Catholic institutions.