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

The Chapel viewed from the entrance

Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

The view towards the choir shows the triumphal arch wall with its fictitious chapels below the depictions of the Betrayal of Judas and the Visitation. Above the dado level of painted marble Giotto articulates the walls using broad ornamental bands and narrower, horizontal strips. In so doing it becomes clear how he harmonizes the painted divisions with the existing architecture - to which the row of windows along one side belongs.