Cimabue

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Style: Byzantine Art

Place: Florence

Born: 1240

Death: 1302

Nationality: Italy

Biography:

Cimabue (Italian pronunciation: [tʃimaˈbue] c. 1240–1302), also known as Bencivieni di Pepo or in modern Italian, Benvenuto di Giuseppe, was a Florentine painter and creator of mosaics. Cimabue is generally regarded as one of the first great Italian painters to break away from the Italo-Byzantine style, although he still relied on Byzantine models...