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

No. 20 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 4. Flight into Egypt (detail)

Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

Everyone is in motion in the scene, looking at one another and talking to one another - only the Virgin Mary sits still and unmoving. The statuesque nature of her upright position is further reinforced by the rock behind.