Talk:Cimabue

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Last great painter working in the Byzantine tradition?[edit]

"Cimabue is generally regarded as the last great painter working in the Byzantine tradition." Generally regarded by whom? Have these people never heard of Andrei Rublev or Theophanes the Cretan? Perhaps what is meant is, the last great ITALIAN painter working in the Byzantine tradition. At any rate, this statement should be qualified or removed. TheEvilPanda (talk) 02:45, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

"It is claimed to be a work of Cimabue's old age, and to be the only known portrayal of the Saint by someone whose life overlapped with his, and who perhaps might have seen him." - Francis of Assisi died at 1226, Cimabue is born at 1240. Then, how is possible?--Darsie 06:23, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Cimabue visited the body of Francis while flesh was still on his bones. HOWEVER, X-Rays reveal in addition to the stylistic differences (techniques not yet discovered by artists of Cimabue's time) that an unknown hand clearly touched up the work ages later. 67.82.13.55 14:12, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

discovering Giotto[edit]

I edited it so it states He is also popularly known as the artist who discovered Giotto. The tale that Vasari writes of is so unlikely that I can not stand to see it as stated as truth. 67.82.13.55 14:15, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

removal of Vasari quote[edit]

I decided to take out the Vasari quote, since Vasari's personal anecdotes are considered dubious, and really the section only said "he doodled a lot when he was supposed to be studying", which just didn't seem worth the accuracy risk. --JaGa (talk) 12:02, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Italo-Byzantine[edit]

Currently this article links to Byzantine art (piped through "tradition"), but that article says nothing about Byzantinism in western Europe, be it Italy or anywhere else. We need at least an article on Italo-Byzantine art (and architecture?). Srnec (talk) 05:22, 5 October 2008 (UTC)