The Great Lamentation

1267–1337 • EARLY RENAISSANCE The Lamentation 1304–6 FRESCO 200 × 185 CM (78¾ × 73 IN) CAPELLA SCROVEGNI (ARENA CHAPEL), PADUA, ITALY In contrast with the flat, expressionless paintings of Byzantine art, Giotto created a more realistic style that made the biblical events seem more real to viewers. The diagonal rock focuses attention on the group of mourners. …

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