GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
Last Judgment (detail)1306
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua
In accordance with the vision of John the Evangelist, which prophesies the end of the world and the second coming of Christ, guardians of heaven roll back the firmament. The new, shining golden Jerusalem appears behind it.