Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART: Bardi Chapel; Life of Saint Francis

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Bardi Chapel; Life of Saint Francis
Image View: 
Right wall, middle register; Trial by Fire
Creator: 
Giotto (Italian painter, ca. 1266-1337)
Location: 
repository: Santa Croce (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note: 
Piazza Santa Croce
GPS: 
+43.768417+11.262722
Date: 
1325-1328 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
Italian
Style Period: 
Fourteenth century; Gothic (Medieval)
Work Type 1: 
fresco (painting)
Classification: 
Paintings
Material: 
pigment on plaster (fresco)
Technique: 
fresco painting (technique)
Subjects: 
saints; Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226; Franciscans
Description: 
The Bardi Chapel depicts the life of St. Francis, following a similar iconography to the frescoes in the Upper Church at Assisi, dating from 20 to 30 years earlier. A comparison shows the greater attention given by Giotto to expression in the human figures and the simpler, better-integrated architectural forms. Giotto represents only seven scenes from the saint's life, and the narrative is arranged somewhat unusually. The story starts on the upper left wall with St. Francis Renounces his Father. It continues across the chapel to the upper right wall with the Approval of the Franciscan Rule, moves down the right wall to the Trial by Fire, across the chapel again to the left wall for the Appearance at Arles, down the left wall to the Death of St. Francis, and across once more to the posthumous Visions of Fra Agostino and the Bishop of Assisi. The Stigmatization of St. Francis, which chronologically belongs between the Appearance at Arles and the Death, is located outside the chapel, above the entrance arch. (Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier: 
6A1-GIOTTO-SC-BC-A15
Rights: 
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