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

No. 36 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 20. Lamentation ((detail)

Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

With varied gestures, indicating individual degrees of sorrow, the women and John approach the body of Christ. Their gestures seem to pave the way for the most intense impression of grief, the embrace and gaze of the mother.