European Diary

Letter From a Hot Town

Cimabue the painter, passing on the road to Bologna, saw, as he walked through the village of Vespignano, a boy called Giotto drawing a sheep on a flat piece of rock. This was the moment with which, more than a century later, Lorenzo Ghiberti, the sculptor and the first art historian of the Renaissance, began his Commentaries.

Andrei Navrozov

Andrei Navrozov is European editor for Chronicles.

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