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Giotto di Bondone was born in 1266 in Colle de Vespignano, near Florence, Italy. His father was a farmer and Giotto was an awkward, conspicuously ugly man who looked more like a farmer than an artist. When he was about ten years old, according to legend, he was sitting in a field tending his father’s sheep and idly drawing with a sharp stone on a flat rock when a passing traveler stopped to look at the sketch. The traveler, who turned out to be Cimabue, one of the finest pai (showing 500 of 4632 characters).