Giotto, The Lamentation, 1305-06

The side walls of the chapel are lined with Giotto’s thirty-eight scenes  from the lives of Joachim and Anna, the Virgin and Christ. The  incidents of the story were hardly new. However, Giotto recast them in  an interpretation that raised painting to the supreme position among the  arts. Afterwards, painting was to be the medium for the most profound  expression for human aspiration and of the sustainig hope that life on  earth had a purpose and was subject to divine authority and divine  mercy.

I have to write a paper for this painting.

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