Arena Chapel (Capella Scrovegni), Padua, Italy,
Fresco, 6’ 3/4” x 6’ 3/4”
Read/view the following resources and take good notes:
- Article about Giotto and the Scrovegni chapel
- Watch this video:
1. This painting is directly across from another....As you consider the content of this work, what is important about the placement (across from, not next to!) and relationship of these two images?
2. How was composition traditionally used in religious paintings? How did Giotto change that?
3. In addition to the compositional innovation explained above, what other revolutionary and ground-breaking things did Giotto do, which earned his place art history?
CURIOUS? Here's some more information:
The video below compares Giotto's Madonna Enthroned with that of Cimabue's