Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ) Giotto Original Title: Lamento (Il Compianto di Cristo) Date: 1304-1306 Style: Proto Renaissance Series: Scenes from the Life of Christ Genre: religious painting Media: fresco Dimensions: 185 x 200 cm Location: Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel, Padua, Italy Tags: Christianity, Jesus-Christ File Source: www.the-athenaeum.org Image dimension 649x600px, View all sizes This fresco beautifully exemplifies Giotto’s break with Byzantine techniques. He creates a highly emotional story with the combination of elements of traditional Byzantine paintings, such as the dimensional layout and iconography, with his stylized faces showing an emotional response to the death of Christ. The result pulls the viewer into the scene by inviting them to witness the pain and anguish of the Lamentation. You can almost hear the sobs of the women and the shrieks from the angels above. This realistic depiction of emotion on human faces set him apart from other artists of his day, turning Christ and his followers into real human beings with real emotion. Giotto: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (12) All Artworks by Date (139) All Artworks by Name (139) STYLES Proto Renaissance (138) SERIES Scenes from the Life of Christ (22) Scenes from the Life of Joachim (6) Life of St John the Baptist (3) Legend of St. Francis (13) Life of St John the Evangelist (3) The Seven Virtues (7) Life of Saint Francis (1) The Seven Vices (6) Scenes from the Old Testament (2) Scenes from the New Testament (1) Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis (5) Legend of St Francis (13) Scenes from the Life of the Virgin (5) GENRES allegorical painting (14) religious painting (124) Giotto Featured works (12) All Artworks by Date (139) All Artworks by Name (139) Proto Renaissance (138) Scenes from the Life of Christ (22) Scenes from the Life of Joachim (6) Life of St John the Baptist (3) Legend of St. Francis (13) Life of St John the Evangelist (3) The Seven Virtues (7) Life of Saint Francis (1) The Seven Vices (6) Scenes from the Old Testament (2) Scenes from the New Testament (1) Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis (5) Legend of St Francis (13) Scenes from the Life of the Virgin (5) allegorical painting (14) religious painting (124) The Trial by Fire, St. Francis offers to walk through fire, to convert the Sultan of Egypt Giotto Confirmation of the Rule Giotto Dream of the Palace Giotto Exorcism of the Demons at Arezzo Giotto Miracle of the Crucifix Giotto Pentecost Giotto St. Francis Giving his Mantle to a Poor Man Giotto St. Francis Preaching a Sermon to Pope Honorius III Giotto St. Francis Preaching to the Birds Giotto St. Francis Renounces all Worldly Goods Giotto The Dream of Innocent III Giotto The Miracle of the Spring Giotto The Vision of the Thrones Giotto Vision of the Flaming Chariot Giotto Apparition to Fra Agostino and to Bishop Guido of Arezzo Giotto Ascension of Christ Giotto Canonization of St Francis Giotto Death and Ascension of St. Francis Giotto Dream of St. Gregory Giotto Ecstasy of St. Francis Giotto 1 2 Load more Advertisement.