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

Last Judgment (detail)

Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

Beneath the register containing Christ, the central axis of the composition is marked by two angels presenting Christ's cross. This central motif is the only thing in this lower zone that preserves the symmetry that is everywhere dominant above; below it has been dispensed with entirely.