GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)

View of the north transept (2)

Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi

The vault of the north transept is decorated by frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Christ as well as various miracles by St Francis. The authorship of Giotto is debated, these scenes were probably executed by Giotto's workshop under the direction of the master. A masterpiece by Cimabue, the Madonna Enthroned with the Child (Maesta) is also included in the decoration.