Giotto: A journey through his works and workplaces
Cd-Rom - Giotto: A journey through his works and workplaces.
Virtual navigation around Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, and the Upper Basilica in Assisi. Panorama of history, literature, economy, and contemporaries of the artist. Iconographic sources in complete form. Texts and commentaries in five languages: Italian, English, German, French and Spanish, with the possibility of changing language immediately during consultation.
After their "Multimedia Guide to the Pinacoteca of Vicenza", Giovanna Grossato and Matteo Salin have produced a new CD-ROM covering the complete works of Giotto which also visits the main places where the works of this Florentine master are conserved.
Giovanna Grossato - Matteo Salin
There are about 5000/6000 entries for languages;
It will also be possible to:
The works are found from twelve pages which present all Giotto's works in icon form; the entries for the single works are accessed simply by clicking on the associated icon.
• movement from one entry to another;
Small keys beside the image allow you to enlarge it or examine details. These either permit creation of a window for printing the work, or pop-up windows for viewing the image, enlargement or detail.
The music is from works by the twelfth century composer Guillaume de Machault, one of the greatest musicians of the time.
These have been rediscovered and reproposed - especially the compositions which take the name of "Lai" - in the original manner and on instruments similar to the original ones.
The same cross-referencing system has been used as on the Pinacoteca di Vicenza CD-ROM with the addition of the dark magenta colour.
Windows can also be opened to consult the complete texts of the iconographical sources from which information has been taken: for example, Vasari's Life of Giotto to illustrate the artist's life; La Leggenda Major by Bonaventura da Bagnoregio, from which, Giotto drew inspiration for the episode's in the life of St. Francis; the Canticle of the Beasts, the Gospels, the Bible and passages from Dante's Divine Comedy, etc... .
There are plans and photographs of the main Italian cities where the artist's work are found as well as brief entries describing the various museums where his works are housed in Italy, with the addresses of those abroad.
Public Price: € 9,50