✭✭ Cappella degli Scrovegni, also known as the Arena Chapel, is a church in Padua, Veneto, Italy. It contains a fresco cycle by Giotto, completed about 1305, ✭✭ Cappella degli Scrovegni, conosciuta anche come la Cappella Arena, è una chiesa di Padova, Veneto, Italia. Esso contiene un ciclo di affreschi di Giotto, completato circa 1305.
One of Giotto’s 38 frescoes in the Scrovegni is Lamentation – mourning the death of Jesus Christ. What was especially striking in the Middle Ages is that Giotto broke away from his contemporary way of portraying anatomically accurate human bodies. Instead of displaying such factual acuity, Giotto’s works are appealing to human emotions. The smooth combination of pastel colors and rich facial expressions are essential in creating that sensation.