GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
No. 31 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 15. The Arrest of Christ (detail)1304-06
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua
This dramatic scene takes place at night. Torches shine out among the sticks and halberds against the blue of the sky. The throngs of people crowd into the centre, towards Christ, who is betrayed by Judas' kiss.