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Florence and the Renaissance in Art

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Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello, Mossaccio….these are a few artists of the Renaissance that impacted the era. With these artists a cult of genius began in the Renaissance.
There was the Age of Exploration when Columbus “discovered” America in 1492, as well as Magellan’s and other Europeans’ discoveries around areas of Africa. The African slave trade fueled European Renaissance. There were several works that helped establish the era such as the “Arenal Chapels at Pagua” which was a dramatization of Jesus Christ with angles flying overhead, a three dimensional scene because of the figures standing in different directions, painted by Giotto.
But a whole century passed before someone came and surpassed the infamous Giotto. Massaccio, another painter, upped Giotto with his painting called “Tribute...