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Famous Gothic Artists

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List of famous Gothic artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Gothic movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Gothic period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. Use this fact-based list to make one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. A list made up of artists like Carlo Crivelli and Duccio. {#nodes}
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  • Giotto di Bondone, known as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance. Giotto's contemporary, the banker and chronicler Giovanni Villani, wrote that Giotto was "the most sovereign master of painting in his time, who drew all his figures and their postures according to nature. And he was given a salary by the Comune of Florence in virtue of his talent and excellence." The late-16th century biographer Giorgio Vasari describes Giotto as making a decisive break with the prevalent Byzantine style and as initiating "the great art of painting as we...  more
    • Artworks: The Flight into Egypt, Adoration of the Magi, St Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata, Madonna in Glory, Nativity: Birth of Jesus
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Gothic art, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Fresco, Painting
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    Carlo Crivelli

    Carlo Crivelli (Venice c. 1430 – Ascoli Piceno 1495) was an Italian Renaissance painter of conservative Late Gothic decorative sensibility, who spent his early years in the Veneto, where he absorbed influences from the Vivarini, Squarcione and Mantegna. He left the Veneto by 1458 and spent most of the remainder of his career in the March of Ancona, where he developed a distinctive personal style that contrasts with that of his Venetian contemporary Giovanni Bellini....  more
    • Artworks: The Crucifixion, Madonna with Child
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Gothic art, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Ambrogio Lorenzetti (Italian pronunciation: [amˈbrɔːdʒo lorenˈtsetti]; c. 1290 – 9 June 1348) or Ambruogio Laurati was an Italian painter of the Sienese school. He was active from approximately 1317 to 1348. He painted The Allegory of Good and Bad Government in the Sala dei Nove (Salon of Nine or Council Room) in Siena's Palazzo Pubblico. His elder brother was the painter Pietro Lorenzetti....  more
    • Artworks: Presentation at the Temple, Stories of St. Nicholas, The Presentation in the Temple, Saint-Nicolas Miraculously Filling the Holds of the Ships with Grain, Annunciation
    • Birthplace: Siena, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Gothic art
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Fresco, Painting
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    Giusto de' Menabuoi

    Giusto de' Menabuoi (c. 1320–1391) was an Italian painter of the early Renaissance. He was born in Florence. Probably, but not confirmed as, a pupil of Giotto, de' Menabuoi was notable for his use of bright colour and became a painter at the court of Da Carrara. Pursuing his own archaic style, far removed from Gothic style and realism of his contemporaries Altichiero and Jacopo d'Avanzi, he was to leave no trace in the development of subsequent Venetian painting.In Lombardy he executed a fresco of the Last Judgement in the Abbey of Viboldone, Milan. He then moved to Padua where he completed frescos in the Church of the Eremitani, the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua and most notably at...  more
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Gothic art
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting