Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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 ← → Adoration of the Magi Giotto Original Title: Adorazione dei Magi Date: c.1304 - c.1306 Style: Proto Renaissance Series: Scenes from the Life of Christ Genre: religious painting Dimensions: 200 x 185 cm File Source: www.the-athenaeum.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 595x600px, View all sizes This is a portion of the cycle of frescoes in the Arena Chapel, which is one of Giotto’s most renowned works. The scene depicts adorers greeting the baby Jesus, employing Giotto’s techniques such as the draping of cloth and the emotion on the faces of the figures in the scene, as well as the use of three-dimensional techniques, helping the viewers place themselves in the scene. One of the most interesting components of this fresco is the Star of Bethelehem in the form of a comet shooting through the sky. It is thought that Giotto was inspired to paint this Star in this form due to a 1301 viewing of Halley’s Comet. Giotto Famous works The Trial by Fire, St. Francis offers to walk through fire, to convert the Sultan of Egypt Giotto · 1296 - 1297 Confirmation of the Rule Giotto · 1297 - 1299 Death and Ascension of St. Francis Giotto · 1300 The Road to Calvary Giotto · 1305 Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ) Giotto · 1304 - 1306 Pentecost Giotto · 1304 - 1306 The Arrest of Christ (Kiss of Judas) Giotto · 1304 - 1306 Adoration of the Magi Giotto · 1304 - 1306 Madonna in Maest (Ognissanti Madonna) Giotto · 1306 - 1310 Feast of Herod Giotto · 1320 The Crucifixion Giotto · 1320 - 1325 The Birth of St. John the Baptist and his father Zacharias writing his name Giotto · View all 139 artworks Related Artworks Virgin Enthroned with Angels Cimabue Madonna of Vico L'Abate Ambrogio Lorenzetti Polyptych Pietro Lorenzetti Crucifix Cimabue Shaped Cross Pietro Lorenzetti Madonna and Child with Mary Magdalene and St Dorothea Ambrogio Lorenzetti Madonna and Child Enthroned (Maesta) Cimabue Pope Boniface VIII Receiving St Louis of Toulouse as a Novice Ambrogio Lorenzetti Martyrdom of the Franciscans Ambrogio Lorenzetti Madonna with Child Cimabue Predella Panel. Hermits at the Fountain of Elijah Pietro Lorenzetti Predella Panel. The Pope Issues a Bull to a Carmelite Delegation Pietro Lorenzetti Predella Panel. St Albert Presents the Rule to the Carmelites Pietro Lorenzetti Predella Panel. The Approval of the New Carmelite Habit by Pope Honorius IV Pietro Lorenzetti Predella Panel. The Annunciation to Sobac Pietro Lorenzetti Madonna with Angels Between St Nicholas and Prophet Elijah Pietro Lorenzetti Crucifix Cimabue View of the frescoes in the left transept Cimabue Nursing Madonna Ambrogio Lorenzetti The Charity of Saint Nicholas of Bari (left Wing of the Altarpiece) Ambrogio Lorenzetti 1 Load more Advertisement.