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 ← → Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ) Giotto Original Title: Lamento (Il Compianto di Cristo) Date: c.1304 - c.1306 Style: Proto Renaissance Series: Scenes from the Life of Christ Genre: religious painting Media: fresco Dimensions: 200 x 185 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 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 Crucifix Cimabue Crucifix Cimabue The Flagellation of Christ Cimabue Crucifix Cimabue The Entombment Michelangelo Crucifixion Michelangelo Study for "Christ on the cross with Mourners" Michelangelo The Light of the World William Holman Hunt The Shadow of Death William Holman Hunt Christ and the two Marys William Holman Hunt Kristi gripande (detail) Cimabue Virgin Enthroned with Angels Cimabue Madonna and Child Enthroned (Maesta) Cimabue Madonna with Child Cimabue View of the frescoes in the left transept Cimabue Madonna Enthroned with the Child, St. Francis and Four Angels Cimabue Madonna Enthroned with the Child and Two Angels Cimabue The Virgin and Child in Majesty surrounded by Six Angels Cimabue The Torment of Saint Anthony Michelangelo The Virgin and Child with Saint John and Angels (Manchester Madonna) Michelangelo 1 Load more Advertisement.