From: Padua, Italy
This particular scene is from the Arena Chapel, where many other fresco by Giotto are located. Giotto in this painting in particular seems to experiment with lines. The lines in the painting, as well as the landscape behind the figures, all seem to point to Christ, making it the focal point of the painting. This particular painting shows intense emotion at the death of Christ, emotion rarely expressed before the return to the classical style of painting. The congregation painted in the background is rare for many paintings, which usually only include holy figures at his death.
Why This Artwork?
This artwork was chosen to further show the style of Giotto, and the Proto-renaissance style, to be more specific, the perspective and the elements not seen before this time, such as the congregation as well as the hints at the focal point as well as the motion shown.