Scenes from the Life of Joachim
Frescoes by GIOTTO

The individual scenes are composed in such a way that each stands as a picture in its own right, and yet each contains an impetus which passes from story to story in succession. Thus the narrative begins at the top left-hand of the south wall with the first scene from the life of Joachim, the Rejection of Joachim's Sacrifice.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
No. 1 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 1. Rejection of Joachim's Sacrifice
1304-06
Fresco, 200 x 185 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1271*1200
True Color
227 Kb



No. 1 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 1. Rejection of Joachim's Sacrifice (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1200*1381
True Color
249 Kb



No. 2 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 2. Joachim among the Shepherds
1304-06
Fresco, 200 x 185 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1305*1200
True Color
184 Kb



No. 2 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 2. Joachim among the Shepherds (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1195*1369
True Color
203 Kb



No. 3 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 3. Annunciation to St Anne
1304-06
Fresco, 200 x 185 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1270*1200
True Color
193 Kb



No. 3 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 3. Annunciation to St Anne (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1200*1380
True Color
175 Kb



No. 4 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 4. Joachim's Sacrificial Offering
1304-06
Fresco, 200 x 185 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1282*1200
True Color
186 Kb



No. 4 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 4. Joachim's Sacrificial Offering (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1199*1369
True Color
216 Kb



No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 5. Joachim's Dream
1304-06
Fresco, 200 x 185 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1286*1200
True Color
189 Kb



No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 5. Joachim's Dream (detail)
1304-06
Fresco, width of detail 55 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

801*963
True Color
117 Kb



No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 5. Joachim's Dream (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1277*1496
True Color
196 Kb



No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 5. Joachim's Dream (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1196*1365
True Color
200 Kb



No. 6 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 6. Meeting at the Golden Gate
1304-06
Fresco, 200 x 185 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1309*1200
True Color
244 Kb



No. 6 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 6. Meeting at the Golden Gate (detail)
1304-06
Fresco, width of detail 76,5 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

765*934
True Color
161 Kb



No. 6 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 6. Meeting at the Golden Gate (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

1030*1199
True Color
241 Kb




Summary of paintings by Giotto
Frescoes in San Francesco, Assisi
Upper Church: Legend of St Francis | New Testament scenes | Lower Church
Frescoes in Arena Chapel, Padua
Life of Joachim | Life of Virgin | Life of Christ | Angels | Heads
Last Judgment | Heads
Vault frescoes | Virtues and Vices | Decorative elements
Frescoes in Santa Croce, Florence
Frescoes in Peruzzi Chapel | Frescoes in Bardi Chapel
Panel paintings
Crucifix | Maestŕ and others | Polyptych panels | Srefaneschi Altarpiece | Baroncelli Polyptych
Miscellaneous works
Navicella mosaic | Campanile of the Florence Cathedral