SIMONE MARTINI
(b. 1280/85, Siena, d. 1344, Avignon)

Consecration of the Chapel (detail)

1320-25
Fresco
Cappella di San Martino, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi

A mood of deep humility pervades the whole scene and provides the psychological link between the two characters: Cardinal Gentile is shown in humble adoration at the feet of St Martin who is gently helping him to get up.