Stigmatization of St. Francis by Giotto

The frescoes decorating the church of San Francesco in Assisi are another acute problem of “jottology”. The construction of this church began in 1228, immediately after the canonization of St.

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Preaching to the birds by Giotto

This work is part of the “problematic” Assisian cycle – “problematic” in the sense that there are still disputes over the authorship of Giotto. Be that as it may, these

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Infant Beating by Giotto

One of the main achievements of the Jottian art can be considered the intensive development in it of the qualities of maximum visual clarity, allowing to achieve exhaustive clarity of

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Test by fire by Giotto

The last surviving paintings of Giotto are the frescoes in the chapels of Bardi and Peruzzi in the Florentine church of Santa Croce. This is one of them. She enters

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The image of St. Stephen by Giotto

“The Madonna of Onisanti” is the only easel work that is undoubtedly performed by Giotto himself. However, there are several other similar works attributed to Giotto’s brush. Three of them

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The Last Supper by Giotto

The composition scheme of this Giotto fresco connects certain features of the Byzantine prototype with completely new motifs that can enhance the so important for the artist effect of the

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Escape to Egypt by Giotto

Fleeing from the massacre in Bethlehem by King Herod, the Holy Family travels to Egypt. This work Giotto – a real masterpiece of the compositional organization. The movement consisting of

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Resurrection of Lazarus by Giotto

In his works, Giotto often chose this type of multi-figure, composition, where the main plot action is accompanied by many side events. At first glance, small and minor, they together

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The Baptism of Christ by Giotto

This scene from the cycle of fresco paintings of the Capilla del Arena confirms the established view that the principles of the visual stylistics of Giotto, generally designed to provide

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