Legend of Saint Francis: 13 Institution of La Cuna in Greccio

size(cm): 50x40
Sale price£140 GBP


The painting "Legend of St Francis: 13. Institution of the Crib at Greccio" by the Italian artist Giotto Di Bondone is a masterpiece of Renaissance art. The painting, which has an original size of 270 x 230 cm, represents the scene in which Saint Francis of Assisi sets up the first nativity scene in the church of Greccio, Italy.

Giotto's artistic style is evident in painting, with his focus on the realistic depiction of human figures and attention to detail. The composition of the painting is impressive, with San Francisco in the center surrounded by other characters and animals.

The use of color in the painting is remarkable, with a palette of warm, earthy tones that reflect the natural ambience of the scene. Light also plays an important role in the painting, with soft lighting emphasizing the serenity of the scene.

The story behind the painting is fascinating, as it represents a key moment in the life of Saint Francis and in the history of the church. The most interesting aspect of the painting is the inclusion of animals, which become key characters in the scene and bring the representation to life.

Despite being a famous work, there are little-known aspects about the painting, such as the fact that it was commissioned by Cardinal Jacopo Stefaneschi in the 14th century and that it was restored several times over the centuries.

In summary, the painting "Legend of St Francis: 13. Institution of the Crib at Greccio" is a masterpiece of Renaissance art that combines impressive artistic style, impressive composition, remarkable use of color and light, fascinating story and little-known aspects that make it even more interesting.

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