GADDI, Taddeo
(b. 1300, Firenze, d. 1366, Firenze)

Adoration of the Magi

c. 1330
Cappella Baroncelli, Santa Croce, Florence

This scene is located at bottom right on the south wall. The cloud of light surrounding a heavenly phenomenon, seen in other scenes in the Baroncelli Chapel, is also to be found in the Adoration of the Magi, but here its effect is deliberately reduced in favour of the Infant Jesus, before whom the old Magus has thrown himself to the ground, so that the viewer's gaze is directed to the cloud only by the pointing finger of the Magus standing on the right and by the horse in the back that is looking up at it.