Ascent of St. John the Evangelist into Heaven

Citation
Ascent of St. John the Evangelist into Heaven

Material Information

Title:
Ascent of St. John the Evangelist into Heaven
Alternate title:
Ascension of St John the Evangelist
Creator:
Giotto, 1266?-1337 ( Artist : painter )
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Florence Italy, Santa Croce, Bardi Chapel
Peruzzi Chapel, Santa Croce, Itlay
Style: Roman Classical
Period: Paduan period
School: Roman Classical
Roman
Frescoes;
Genre:
Fresco
picture ( marcgt )
Fresco

Notes

Summary:
Giotto is regarded as the founder of the central tradition of Western painting because his work broke free from the stylizations of Byzantine art, introducing new ideals of naturalism and creating a convincing sense of pictorial space. The decoration of the Peruzzi Chapel in Santa Croce was probably carried out not long after the works in the Lower Curch at Assisi. Unfortunately, the Peruzzi cycle was extensively repainted, and what remains of the original frescoes, revealed during a recent restoration is in a bad state of preservation. There is still much controversy over the dating of this chapel and that of the Bardi family adjoining it, the probable date is between 1315-1320.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-KIF0146 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.kif0146 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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