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

Baroncelli Polyptych (detail)

c. 1334
Tempera on wood
Baroncelli Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence

Mary bows her head reverently in order to receive the celestial crown from the hands of her Son. Mother and Son form a whole through their gestures, but mainly through their garments: both are clothed in radiant bright white and pink worked through with gold. The elegance of their clothing, in particular the trumpet-shaped sleeves on Christ's robe, indicates a great affinity with the style of courtly Gothic.