GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
Scenes from the Life of St Francis: 4. Death and Ascension of St Francis (detail)1325-28
Bardi Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence
The remarkable foreshortening of the figure of the friar kissing the saint's hands is reminiscent of the foreshortening used in the sleeping soldier in the Resurrection of the Upper Church of San Francesco at Assisi.