(active c. 1270-1300)

Scenes from the Old Testament: The Construction of the Ark

c. 1290
Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi

This episode provides a good example of the link between the biblical stories and the scenes from the life of St Francis painted underneath by Giotto. Just as God made a pact of alliance with Noah by saving him from the scourge of the Flood, so he entrusts Francis with a spiritual mission by inviting him to become his follower and take up his cross.

This fresco is located in the clerestory of the north wall in the fourth bay of the nave.