Examples of famous European artists include Duccio di Buoninsegna, Giotto di Bondone, Simone Martini and Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Other examples are Jacquemart de Hesdin and Andrei Rublev.
Duccio di Buoninsegna was a celebrated painter of the Sienese School of painting during the 13th and 14th centuries. He is one of the most well-known artists of the Italian trecento, and his style is unique and vivid. Duccio combined traditional Byzantine art with new lyricism and humanity. He worked with pigment and egg tempera, and many of his paintings have a religious theme. Some of his most famous works include the "Maesta" altarpiece and the "Stroganoff Madonna and Child."
Giotto di Bondone was an Italian artist and early master during the Proto-Renaissance in Florence. He is well-known for his naturalistic fresco paintings and was a main figure in the 14th-century Pre-Renaissance era of painting. French Gothic sculpture inspired Bondone, and he aimed to break away from flat and Christian Byzantine styles. He introduced a new style of realism to the world and created paintings that looked like real people with real emotions for the very first time. A lot of his work has been destroyed, but well-known pieces include the Scrovegni Chapel frescoes and his frescoes of Saint Francis at Assisi.