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

No. 23 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 7. Baptism of Christ

Fresco, 200 x 185 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

In spite of the high quality details of this scene, the irrational representation of the water in which Christ stands indicates that Giotto was still influenced by medieval iconographic conventions.