GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 5. Joachim's Dream (detail)1304-06
Fresco, width of detail 55 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua
The stillness of the scene is broken by the liveliness of the sheep. Here Giotto was perhaps inspired by his legendary youth as a Tuscan shepherd boy.