Giotto in the Scrovegni Chapel.

The Scrovegni Chapel houses one of the finest and important fresco cycles by Giotto. The theme is the life of the Virgin and it was completed in about 1305.

The church is also known as the Arena Chapel because it was built on the site of a Roman arena and is located in Padua, Veneto, Italy. The chapel was built by the wealthy banker Enrico Scrovegni who commissioned its decoration by Giotto who was the pre-eminent painter in all of Italy at the time.

The chapel is magnificent and provides a fitting location for some of Giotto's greatest works.

Here are some examples of the frescoes:-

The Flight into Egypt by Giotto 490x498

The Flight into Egypt (w)

The Nativity by Giotto

Nativity, the birth of Jesus. (w)

The Last Supper by Giotto

The Last Supper. (w)

The Kiss of Judas by Giotto

The Kiss of Judas. (w)

The Adoration of the Magi by Giotto

Adoration of the Magi. (w)

The Expulsion of Joachim by Giotto

Expulsion of Joachim. (w)

Joachim's Dream by Giotto

Joachim's Dream. (w)

Giotto Acsension

Ascension. (w)