Angels: details from the fresco cycles
by GIOTTO

Some of the most dramatic parts in the fresco cycles are played by the small angelic spirits, who appear to have the lower part of their bodies hidden by clouds in the scenes of Crucifixion and Lamentation.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 6 minutes):
Josquin Desprez: Benedicta es coelorum Regina, motet

Preview Picture Data Info
No. 5 Scenes from the Life of Joachim: 5. Joachim's Dream (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 17 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 1. Nativity: Birth of Christ (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 17 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 1. Nativity: Birth of Christ (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 19 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 3. Presentation of Christ at the Temple (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 20 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 4. Flight into Egypt (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 35 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 19. Crucifixion (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 35 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 19. Crucifixion (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 35 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 19. Crucifixion (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 35 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 19. Crucifixion (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 36 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 20. Lamentation (detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua


No. 36 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 20. Lamentation ((detail)
1304-06
Fresco
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua



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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