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 Cimabue

 Cimabue

(c. 1240 - c. 1302)
Born: Florence, Italy
Style: Gothic Art
Famous Works:
  • Maestà of San Francesco at Pisa (c. 1280)
  • Madonna and Child Enthroned with Eight Angels and Four Prophets (1280)
  • Crucifix (1287-88)
Due to a lack of recorded history, little is known of Cimabue's life. Also known as Bencivieni di Pepo, Cimabue was born in Florence in a time when the Italo-Byzantine style was dominant. Though clearly influenced by the style of his time, Cimabue's work was unconventional in many ways. One important departure from the Italo-Byzantine style was the artist's adoption of naturalism, painting figures that exhibited significantly more life-like characteristics than those of his contemporaries. Cimabue became extremely successful, and was invited to paint not only within Florence, but also is documented to have completed paintings in Pisa, Rome, Arezzo, and Assisi. His arrival in Rome in 1272 marked the new influence of Roman traditions in Florentine arts. It was during this period, circa 1280, that Cimabue began work on what would become one of his most influential projects, the Maestà in the church of San Francesco at Pisa. His schematic renderings were revolutionary in their depiction of weight and in the manner they focused composition. The project was of great importance and the results inspired a new generation of artists, including a young visionary named Giotto, who would commit himself to naturalism and become an early and renowned contributor to the Italian Renaissance. Cimabue's work tested the compositional boundaries of his time, made him one of the most respected artists of his generation, and helped push Italian art towards its renaissance. He died in 1302
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It took almost 2 months to ship; that is why the 3 stars. I teach at a University, and we wanted a solid easel that could hold up the abuse of students for years. This is definitely a strong easel, and it seems like it will hold up to the test of time. The top portion of the easel allows you to hold paintings at an angle so you decrease reflection of the surface which is nice... but it takes a little bit of time to get used to adjusting it to hold the canvas well. I would buy another one (or 30) if they would have shipped in a week or two. The easel itself gets 5 stars.
- Douglas in St. George, UT
I have never had a pencil last this long... It has been 10 months and still haven't used the other two. I am a full time student and constantly lose/break pencils. The grip, weight and smoothness is outstanding. Whenever I forget this pencil at home, I want to kick myself. Best purchase in a very long time.
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I wanted something different to make flowers out of, and these turned out to be wonderful. They hold creases well, and a dab of white craft glue held perfectly. The results were striking, and they cut cleanly in both the punch and with scissors.
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