In the Beginning: Duccio, Giotto and the Origins of Western Painting

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When: Wed, November 20, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM CST - Where:  American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St.,

In the history of Western art, a few names shine particularly brightly: Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Picasso. But in the standard histories, and for contemporary commentators, the first in this illustrious line of exceptional artists was Giotto. A 14 th -century Florentinemaster of pictorial story-telling, Giotto was said to imitate nature so perfectly that he single-handedly rescued the classical art of painting from its medieval degradations.

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