Giotto Full name Giotto di Bondone. 1267?-1337. Florentine painter, designer, and sculptor. Considered the best painter of pre-Renaissance Italy, he turned through the formulaic Byzantine design to a far more all-natural representation of person appearance and motion.
Florentine artist who gave up the stiff Byzantine design and developed a far more naturalistic design; considered the greatest Italian artist before the Renaissance (1267-1337)