Artist of the Day- Giotto (click on image to see more)

Giotto was an early Renaissance artist whose influence dramatically changed the development of painting. He created figures with weight and began to use shading to add the feeling of volume.  Giotto lived from 1266 to 1337, in Florence. I have chosen several scenes and interior views of his frescos in the Scrovigni Chapel in Padua. This is a small chapel that when I was there, was under reconstruction. There was daylight from under the floor but never mind…the interior was so very beautiful! Unpretentious and very serene.