Giotto"s hand by Iain Pears

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Published by HarperCollins in London .

Written in English

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StatementIain Pears.
SeriesJonathan Argyll -- 5
The Physical Object
Pagination(224)p. ;
Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL18565547M
ISBN 100002325314
ISBN 109780002325318
OCLC/WorldCa31662911

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About Giotto’s Hand General Bottando of Rome’s Art Theft Squad believes that a lone criminal mastermind—dubbed “Giotto”—has been stealing priceless Renaissance art for over thirty years.

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But the two go together. Even so, on its own, Giotto's Hand is a very pleasant read, and not without its challenges. If you figure out "who done it" halfway through, you're only halfway there. This is a book about choices, about character, and about what makes the human condition so engaging. Giotto’s Hand.

Author(s): Iain Pears. Location(s): England, Italy, Rome. Genre(s): Mystery. Era(s): Modern. Location. Content. General Bottando of Rome’s Art Theft Squad is in trouble: his theory that a single master criminal, dubbed ‘Giotto’, is behind a string of major art thefts has aroused the scorn of his arch enemy and rival.

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The courtier explained how Giotto had drawn the circle unaided, and the Pope and his advisers realised just how much Giotto surpassed all the other painters of the era. Giotto got the job*. Giotto’s proof of his masterpiece was his free-hand circle. It was a concise way for.

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Most people couldn’t read the bible for themselves (Bibles were rare and expensive—there was no printing press and so each was copied by hand). After Brunelleschi’s soaring dome, Giotto’s elegant bell tower (Campanile di Giotto) is perhaps the most recognized landmark emerging above the rooftops of Florence.

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Giotto (Giotto di Bondone) (jôt´tō dē bōndô´nā), c–c, Florentine painter and architect. He is noted not only for his own work, but for the lasting impact he had on the course of painting in Europe.

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Witty and clever art history-mystery featuring Jonathan Argyll, from the author of the bestselling masterpiece ‘An Instance of the Fingerpost'. `'Giotto's Hand' provides a wry and illuminating portrait of the often devious world of fine art' Val McDermid. Praise for 'The Portrait': 'A wonderful, grimly entertaining novel.' Sunday Telegraph 'A revenge fantasy to relish.' Independent on Sunday 'Genuinely creepy.' The Times.

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See s: 5K.Cimabue and Giotto compared by Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris Cimabue, Santa Trinita Madonna and Child Enthroned,tempera on panel, 1/2 x 87 3/4″ / x cm (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence); Giotto, The Ognissanti Madonna and Child Enthroned,tempera on panel, x 80 1/4″ / x cm, painted for.

As I mentioned before my trip, the Scrovegni Chapel (or Arena Chapel) was commissioned by Enrico Scrovegni in as a funerary church for his family. He hired Giotto di Bondone at the height of this artistic career to fresco the entire interior of the chapel with scenes from the lives of Mary and Jesus.

Giotto was a talented and innovative artist who broke away from the Gothic .

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