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A beginner's guide to the Late Gothic

Brought to you by Smarthistory. Italian art from the late 13th and 14th centuries was once known as primitive because it was seen largely as a transition from Medieval abstraction to the naturalism of the Renaissance (with a dose of Byzantine influence thrown in for good measure). Despite the Black Death, we now study the brilliant artists of Florence and Siena in their own right.
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