Giotto at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg France

December 6, 2012 MuseumChick

I want to answer my own question that I asked you in my Giotto Art Book giveaway, “Have you ever seen Giotto’s work in person?”

I have, in a few museums, but my favorite was this Giotto (pictured below) that I saw at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Strasbourg, France when I visited in the winter holiday season of 2009.

The “Crucifixion” is Giotto’s painting on wood that he did in 1319. It has a gold base and stands small at about 17 inches tall.

The Crucifixion become a classic subject in Tuscan workshops in the first half of the Trecento (14th century Italy). The critic Roberto Longhi noted in the Crucifixion of Strasbourg was a perspective often used in later works of Giotto.


Don’t forget, you have just a few more days to enter my holiday giveaway for a brand new copy of Giotto, Second Edition by Francesca Flores d’Arcais (Value $135) by leaving a comment at my Holiday Giveaway! Giotto Art Book post.

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  1. Andi 12.6.2012

    Gorgeous!

  2. Julika 12.6.2012

    Musee des Beaux-Arts in Strasbourg has been one of my favorite museums so far! It’s one of those museums were everything is perfect – location (i.e. the gorgeous cathedral right next to it), building, size and the very medieval exhibition :)