Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Friday, 2 April 2021

Crucifixion and Lamentation

File:Giotto Crucifixion.jpg

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Giotto The Arena Chapel Padua 1304-06
Images: Wikimedia

There are some online notes about the two scenes, and about the whole decorative scheme of the chapel  at Giotto’s Arena Chapel | Art History IIat Looking at Giotto’s The Lamentation and at ITP 255: The Crucifixion by Giotto di Bondone

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