Giotto, Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata

Is that fear in his eyes? Saint Francis betrays human emotions as Giotto unites the earthly and heavenly realms.

Giotto di Bondone, Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata with predella scenes of the Dream of Innocent III, The Pope Approving the Rule of the Order, and Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds, c. 1295–1300, tempera and gold on panel, 3.13 x 1.63 m, originally in the Church of San Francesco, Pisa, original frame inscribed: “OPUS IOCTI FIORETINI” (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Giotto, Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata," in Smarthistory, November 23, 2015, accessed April 13, 2024,