The Proto-Renaissance

  1. What are the main characteristics of the Italo-Byzantine style of painting?
  2. Why did Medieval artists choose to work in this particular style?  
  3. In what specific ways did Giotto break away from the Italo-Byzantine tradition?
  4. What role did patronage play in this shift in style?  
  5. What is “humanism,” and how can Giotto’s art be related to this new concept?