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As he watches Mr. Giotto decorate the walls and ceiling of a chapel with beautiful frescoes, little Mario longs to help, but Giotto always says no. When Father Prior inspects the work, he frowns and tells Giotto the sky is too dark. Try as he might, Giotto can't lighten the fresco. Later that night, as he watches his baby sister, Mario dreams up a wonderful plan to brighten the frescoes -- if only Mr. Giotto will listen! This appealing, informative story, enhanced by Gillian McClure's delightful illustrations, brings Giotto's work, and his world, to life.
Eager to help Giotto paint the chapel ceiling with frescoes, little Mario continues to offer his services even though constantly refused, but when Father Prior inspects Giotto's work and tells him to lighten a particular fresco, Mario comes up with the perfect solution and can only hope that Giotto will finally listen to his helpful advice.
Editors Note 1
Reveals what made Giotto di Bondone's work special. This book, with a note on Giotto and his frescoes, a reproduction of Giotto's Nativity and a photograph of the Scrovegni Chapel, gives young readers an introduction to the 13th-century artist who reintroduced the art of drawing living people from nature, and is the father of modern painting.