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

View of the Peruzzi and Bardi Chapels (from right)

Santa Croce, Florence

Giotto painted a fresco of the Stigmatization of St Francis on the outside wall of the Bardi Chapel over the arch, which identifies the dedication of the chapel from a distance and at the same time provides the Franciscans with a large-scale image within the church itself of a defining moment in the life of their patron and founder.