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

View of the Peruzzi and Bardi Chapels (from right)

Santa Croce, Florence

This view shows the Bardi Chapel (left) and the Peruzzi Chapel (right).

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.