What does Giotto's depiction of the Last Judgment convey?


The frescoe was designed to adorn an rounded, arched window opening.

When investigating the depiction of heaven and hell be sure to note the following:

  1. Scope
  2. Layout
  3. Images
  4. Goupings
  5. Framing and directions:
    1. • focus
    2. • background
    3. • foreground
    4. • left to right
    5. • top to bottom
  6. Light and shadow, uses of
  7. Color, tone and texture
  8. Style and rendering
  9. Size and placement meaning of specific images.
  10. Meaning of specific images.

All of these features when brought together convey a mood, a message and some need to reflect on what we see.