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Description of Giotto Di Bondone’s Last Judgment


Fresco The Last Judgment of the great representative of the Renaissance Giotto, for more than 500 years, adorns the walls of a small church in Padua. Thanks to Giotto, the Skrovegni church or chapel became world famous and turned into a pilgrimage site for thousands of tourists.

In this vast image of the Last Judgment, which is located in the western part of the church, the large Jesus Christ dominates, majestically towering in the center. To the left and right of him are the twelve apostles. In the middle of the cross hold the archangels Michael and Raphael. The fresco can be divided into two levels: the heavenly army is located above, below, people plunge into the mouth of hell, or move to the sky, led by angels.

Christ is on the throne as supreme judge. The deep shining golden background, the subtlest style of painting give the impression that the heavens opened to show a powerful, extremely clearly modeled figure of Christ. At different levels of the fresco, it is seen how the choirs of angels disappear behind a real window or the golden-red doors of heavenly Jerusalem shine in the upper part of the picture. The black-red mouth of hell, which may have anticipated Hell Dante, contrasts sharply with heaven.

Giotto brilliantly establishes the connection between today's world of believers and the canonical world that existed throughout the entire universe - the Last Judgment. An interesting detail is the image of the customer building the church of Enrico Scrovegni. His kneeling figure is located at the bottom of the fresco. Skrovegni thus atone for the sins of his father-usurer, for then usury was equated with mortal sins.





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