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

No. 47 The Seven Vices: Desperation

Fresco, 120 x 60 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

Despair {Desperatio) appears as a female suicide - a demon has taken hold other soul. Giotto here uses the painted marble niche in a most impressive fashion in order to display narrative details, such as the way the beam and the rope are fastened.

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