edited by Serena Romano
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One of the most beloved saints, Francesco and the most innovative painter of the European Middle Ages, Giotto, write a fundamental chapter of history, art and Christian spirituality.
Francesco is one of the most loved figures in the world and his one of the most told stories. Giotto meditated on him, studied and represented him, orchestrating the legend in cycles and on an isolated stage, through completely novel images and narrative strategies.
The link between Giotto, Francesco and the Franciscans is tight and long-lasting. The works that the greatest painter of the Middle Ages made for the Order, in fact, cover the interior of his life: starting from the last decade of the thirteenth century, when Giotto, a young and revolutionary, began a work in the upper basilica of S. Francesco, up to the full three hundred, in the two chapels of S. Croce in Florence.
Many years of periodic activity, reconstructed by Serena Romano in an exciting itinerary accompanied by the splendid images of Giotto's works.
The work of the scholar was from the suggestive and accurate account of the life of Francis and the birth of the Order in the essays by Grau and Manselli, which became fundamental texts for the knowledge of a person who made the history of Christianity.
The fascinating story of the life of Francis and of the Order that bears his name. An evocative itinerary in the iconography of the saint up to the "revolution" made by Giotto.