Monday, October 27, 2014

Giotto Extension Activities

Giotto di Bondone’s fame grew throughout his life, attracting the attention and friendship of not only popes but also kings.  In 1334, three years before his death, the city of Florence appointed him chief of public works. He was in the middle of building the Campanile (‘Giotto’s Bell Tower’)  at the time of his death.  

He passed away wealthy, famous, and successful.




Now that you have your own acrylic paints, it is time to figure out all that they can do.  Spread out the newspaper sometime this week and try a few of the ideas at TinyRottenPeanuts.  Which technique is your favorite?


In Giotto's time it wasn't unusual for an artist paint all of their most famous work in churches.  Times have changed, but the fact that we find Giotto's frescoes only in places of worship. gives us something to consider today. In 1Cor. 10:31 we learn,
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
What do you think that means?  What do Biblical scholars think?  

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