GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
The Apotheosis of St Francis (detail)c. 1320
Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi
St Francis is enthroned in the centre of the triangular surface and drawn towards heaven by angels. His figure and in particular his face seem to belong to another world. The golden rays that emanate from him heighten the effect of the gold-embroidered dalmatic.