Frescoes on the ceiling of the north transept of the Lower Church
by GIOTTO

A new decoration of the lower church in Assisi was undertaken connected to the first centenary of the death of St Francis. Franciscan authors attribute the fresco cycle on the ceiling of the north transept to Giotto. However, this attribution is not accepted by the majority of critics, they are thought to have been executed by collaborators and followers.

The fresco cycle on one side consists of large scenes from the life of the Virgin and the childhood of Christ separated by decorative bands with busts of prophets, while the other side represents scenes from the Passion of Christ. The west wall is occupied by scenes representing the Miracle of St Francis in Sessa (in two parts) and the Annunciation.

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View of the north transept (1)
1315-20
Fresco
Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


View of the north transept (2)
1315-20
Fresco
Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


Vault of the north transept (3)
1315-20
Fresco
Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


Vault of the north transept (3)
1315-20
Fresco
Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


The Visitation
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


Nativity
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


The Adoration of the Magi
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


Presentation of Christ in the Temple
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


The Massacre of the Innocents
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


The Flight into Egypt
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


Return of Christ to Jerusalem
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


Christ Among the Doctors
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


Crucifixion
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


The Death of the Boy in Sessa
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


Raising of the Boy in Sessa
1315-20
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi


St Francis Points to Death
c. 1320
Fresco
North transept, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi



Summary of paintings by Giotto
Frescoes in San Francesco, Assisi
Upper Church: Legend of St Francis | New Testament scenes | Lower Church
Frescoes in Arena Chapel, Padua
Life of Joachim | Life of Virgin | Life of Christ | Angels | Heads
Last Judgment | Heads
Vault frescoes | Virtues and Vices | Decorative elements
Frescoes in Santa Croce, Florence
Frescoes in Peruzzi Chapel | Frescoes in Bardi Chapel
Panel paintings
Crucifix | Maestŕ and others | Polyptych panels | Stefaneschi Altarpiece | Baroncelli Polyptych
Miscellaneous works
Navicella mosaic | Campanile of the Florence Cathedral



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