Scrovegni Chapel

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Giotto and Giovanni
Scrovegni Chapel

The Chapel was commissioned by Enrico Scovegni; his family fortune was through the practice of usury, (which meant the charging of interest when loaning money; a sin so grave resulted in exclusion from the Christian sacraments). Enrico’s father, Reginald was an erroneous case; he appears in the “Dante’s Inferno as the pro-typical user). Scrovegni called for two of the most famous artists of that time period, Giotto and Giovanni Pisano. Their talents and skill were needed for Scrovegni to atone for his sins; as well to bring an understanding of his power and importance.
The Chapel described as a simple barrel-vaulted room that provides broad walls, a boxlike space. A boxed space that becomes the showcase of Giotto’s paintings.
When we study about the Gothic Churches the structure the strength of its walls, we tend to as well look upon it now as a book that opens as we walk within its halls. We sense the projectory of the architecture, the history and the paint that is often held within its walls. We think of the debate of the structure, the formation of the history of the church. The kings, the servicemen and to simple town folk that walked upon the great stone and within the story itself. As Architectural as the Gothic quarter foil framework, the dimension of the linear perspective as it presents a coverage of the human mind of the time period as well as it vanishes into a linear motion of stone. We lean upon understanding of the differentiation and structure of the cross to find which symbolism it holds of its past and of its history.

“Giotto di Bondone; Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel;” Giotto covered the wall with “The Last Judgment, and the sanctuary hall with three highlighted scenes from the life of Christ. The Annunciation spreads over the two painted architectural frameworks on either side of the high arched opening…...

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