Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

St. Francis of Assisi Receiving Stigmata (detail)

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Abstract

Giotto's altar-piece illustrates four episodes in the life of the holy founder of the mendicant order of the Franciscans (1182-1226). With some variants, the compositions are drawn from frescoes executed around 1290 (?) by the young Giotto in the upper Basilica of Assisi. Signed along the lower edge of the frame, the Louvre panel is a decisive element in the attribution of the Assisi cycle to Giotto, which was once contested. He was the first painter in the history of Western art to set figures within a coherent space and give them structural consistency.

Keywords

Paris, France, Assis, Italy (Basilica of Assisi), Style: Italian Early Renaissance, School: Early Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Florentine, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Early Renaissance; School: Early Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Florentine; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Assis, Italy (Basilica of Assisi)

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Genre

Painting; picture

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University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0005

St. Francis of Assisi Receiving Stigmata (detail)

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