Giotto -Natural Quartzite - Elite

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Giotto quartzite from Brazil.

An Elite range quartzite from Brazil available in 30mm with a polished finish. A stylish beige with black intertwining veins like thin branches. The stone appears fragile but is hard quartzite.

Giotto di Bondone, better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance. Giotto's contemporary, the banker and chronicler Giovanni Villani, wrote that Giotto was "the most sovereign master of painting in his time, who drew all his figures and their postures according to nature. And he was given a salary by the Comune of Florence in virtue of his talent and excellence." The late-16th century biographer Giorgio Vasari describes Giotto as making a decisive break with the prevalent Byzantine style and as initiating "the great art of painting as we know it today, introducing the technique of drawing accurately from life, which had been neglected for more than two hundred years." Giotto's masterwork is the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, also known as the Arena Chapel, completed around 1305. This fresco cycle depicts the life of the Virgin and the life of Christ. It is regarded as one of the supreme masterpieces of the Early Renaissance. That Giotto painted the Arena Chapel and that he was chosen by the Comune of Florence in 1334 to design the new campanile of the Florence Cathedral are among the few certainties of his biography. Almost every other aspect of it is subject to controversy: his birthdate, his birthplace, his appearance, his apprenticeship, the order in which he created his works, whether or not he painted the famous frescoes at Assisi, and his burial place.

Quartzite is created underground when sandstone is subjected to heat and pressure. The grains recrystallize and interlock becoming extremely hard and comparable in durability to granite. We offer the largest range of quartzite in New Zealand with some that mimic marble and all have a depth and uniqueness that will be sure to impress.

Known for its beauty and exotic appearance paired with its extreme hardness, it is easy to see why this is becoming a popular choice for high use areas.

Finishes available generally are polished (high gloss), honed (matt/satin) and in some stones leathered (a leather look and texture).

Being a natural and durable stone, each one unique in appearance, this stone will impress. Make an appointment and come and view our range.

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Giotto is a quartzite from Brazil, it is in the elite range and in 30mm thick polished slabs 

Giotto -Natural Quartzite - Elite

Giotto quartzite from Brazil.

An Elite range quartzite from Brazil available in 30mm with a polished finish. A stylish beige with black intertwining veins like thin branches. The stone appears fragile but is hard quartzite.

Giotto di Bondone, better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance. Giotto's contemporary, the banker and chronicler Giovanni Villani, wrote that Giotto was "the most sovereign master of painting in his time, who drew all his figures and their postures according to nature. And he was given a salary by the Comune of Florence in virtue of his talent and excellence." The late-16th century biographer Giorgio Vasari describes Giotto as making a decisive break with the prevalent Byzantine style and as initiating "the great art of painting as we know it today, introducing the technique of drawing accurately from life, which had been neglected for more than two hundred years." Giotto's masterwork is the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, also known as the Arena Chapel, completed around 1305. This fresco cycle depicts the life of the Virgin and the life of Christ. It is regarded as one of the supreme masterpieces of the Early Renaissance. That Giotto painted the Arena Chapel and that he was chosen by the Comune of Florence in 1334 to design the new campanile of the Florence Cathedral are among the few certainties of his biography. Almost every other aspect of it is subject to controversy: his birthdate, his birthplace, his appearance, his apprenticeship, the order in which he created his works, whether or not he painted the famous frescoes at Assisi, and his burial place.

Quartzite is created underground when sandstone is subjected to heat and pressure. The grains recrystallize and interlock becoming extremely hard and comparable in durability to granite. We offer the largest range of quartzite in New Zealand with some that mimic marble and all have a depth and uniqueness that will be sure to impress.

Known for its beauty and exotic appearance paired with its extreme hardness, it is easy to see why this is becoming a popular choice for high use areas.

Finishes available generally are polished (high gloss), honed (matt/satin) and in some stones leathered (a leather look and texture).

Being a natural and durable stone, each one unique in appearance, this stone will impress. Make an appointment and come and view our range.

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Giotto is a quartzite from Brazil, it is in the elite range and in 30mm thick polished slabs 

Giotto -Natural Quartzite - Elite

Giotto quartzite from Brazil.

An Elite range quartzite from Brazil available in 30mm with a polished finish. A stylish beige with black intertwining veins like thin branches. The stone appears fragile but is hard quartzite.

Giotto di Bondone, better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance. Giotto's contemporary, the banker and chronicler Giovanni Villani, wrote that Giotto was "the most sovereign master of painting in his time, who drew all his figures and their postures according to nature. And he was given a salary by the Comune of Florence in virtue of his talent and excellence." The late-16th century biographer Giorgio Vasari describes Giotto as making a decisive break with the prevalent Byzantine style and as initiating "the great art of painting as we know it today, introducing the technique of drawing accurately from life, which had been neglected for more than two hundred years." Giotto's masterwork is the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, also known as the Arena Chapel, completed around 1305. This fresco cycle depicts the life of the Virgin and the life of Christ. It is regarded as one of the supreme masterpieces of the Early Renaissance. That Giotto painted the Arena Chapel and that he was chosen by the Comune of Florence in 1334 to design the new campanile of the Florence Cathedral are among the few certainties of his biography. Almost every other aspect of it is subject to controversy: his birthdate, his birthplace, his appearance, his apprenticeship, the order in which he created his works, whether or not he painted the famous frescoes at Assisi, and his burial place.

Quartzite is created underground when sandstone is subjected to heat and pressure. The grains recrystallize and interlock becoming extremely hard and comparable in durability to granite. We offer the largest range of quartzite in New Zealand with some that mimic marble and all have a depth and uniqueness that will be sure to impress.

Known for its beauty and exotic appearance paired with its extreme hardness, it is easy to see why this is becoming a popular choice for high use areas.

Finishes available generally are polished (high gloss), honed (matt/satin) and in some stones leathered (a leather look and texture).

Being a natural and durable stone, each one unique in appearance, this stone will impress. Make an appointment and come and view our range.

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