A boy named Giotto
Farrar Straus Giroux,
1st American ed.
A sparkling celebration of the pre-Renaissance master Centuries ago, a shepherd boy drew pictures of his sheep in the sand and on stones. Today, everyone knows him as Giotto, the pre-Renaissance master whose magnificent frescoes illuminate the Church of St. Francis in Assisi and the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.In A Boy Named Giotto, Paolo Guarnieri tells a story of how young Giotto might have been apprenticed to the great master Cimabue and taught how to paint frescoes. In legendary fashion, Cimabue, as any other artist of the times might have done, realizes that the student has outdone the master and will subsequently find a permanent place of honor in the history of art. Bimba Landmann's stunning paintings, with highlights of glittering gilt, call to mind the work of Giotto but exude a style that is distinctly Landmann's own.
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|Grouping Title||boy named giotto|
|Grouping Author||guarnieri paolo|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-20 01:17:05AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-08-10 04:00:28AM|
|available_at_vail||Vail Public Library|
|detailed_location_vail||Vail Public Library Juvenile Fiction|
|display_description||Eight-year-old Giotto the shepherd boy confesses his dream of becoming an artist to the painter Cimabue, who teaches him how to make marvelous pigments from minerals, flowers, and eggs and takes him on as his pupil.|
|owning_library_vail||Vail Public Library|
|owning_location_vail||Vail Public Library|
|subject_facet||Artists -- Juvenile fiction|
Cimabue. -- Juvenile fiction
Giotto, -- 1266?-1337. -- Juvenile fiction
Italy -- Juvenile fiction
Shepherds -- Juvenile fiction
|title_display||A boy named Giotto|
|title_full||A boy named Giotto / Paolo Guarnieri ; pictures by Bimba Landmann ; translated by Jonathan Galassi|
|title_short||A boy named Giotto|
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