Arena Chapel Frescoes

All Titles

  • Arena Chapel Frescoes
  • Fresco Cycle in the Capella degli Scrovegni
  • View: Detail, Marriage at Cana panel, corpulent man drinking the miraculous wine

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Title

Arena Chapel Frescoes
Fresco Cycle in the Capella degli Scrovegni
View: Detail, Marriage at Cana panel, corpulent man drinking the miraculous wine

Subject

allegory; cycles or series; New Testament; saints; Apostles; Jesus Christ; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint

Description

Apart from Giotto's work, the chapel is unornamented and features a barrel vault roof. Giotto's Last Judgment covers the entire wall above the chapel's entrance and includes a devotional portrait of the donor Enrico Scrovegni. Each wall is arranged in three tiers of fresco groups, each with four two-meter-square scenes. Facing the altar the sequence begins at the top of the right hand wall with scenes from the life of the Virgin, including the annunciation of her mother and the presentation at the temple. The series continues through the Nativity, the Passion of Jesus, the Resurrection, and the Pentecost. The panels are noted for their emotional intensity, sculptural figures, and naturalistic space. Between the main scenes Giotto used a faux architectural scheme of painted marble decorations and small recesses.

Creator

Giotto (Italian painter, ca. 1266-1337)

Source

Description: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Date

ca. 1303-1306 (creation)

Rights

publicDomain

Format

pigment on plaster
2 m2 (area, each scene)

Type

fresco (painting)

Identifier

giot163x.jpg

Coverage

Arena Chapel (Padua, Veneto, Italy); Cappella degli Scrovegni
Gothic (Medieval)

Files

Citation

Giotto (Italian painter, ca. 1266-1337), “Arena Chapel Frescoes,” Institute Images Online, accessed November 19, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2842.

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