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Summary The Lamentation Arena chapel and Ognissanti Madonna are Giotto’s most outstanding masterpieces of all time. These works of arts portrays his style that is celebrated worldwide, especially among Christians. This style is expressed through use of elements such as line, colour and texture. A formal analysis of these works of art gives an understanding of the role each of these elements plays in delivering Giotto’s intended theme. A formal analysis of an art entails an examination of its element and the principle of design. The elements are the building block that an artist uses to create a piece of art. These include aspects such as line, space, shape and form, texture and colour. Giotto uses several elements such as colour, texture and line to convey a sombre mood to the viewers of Lamentation Arena Chapel. For instance, he uses green landscapes, blue skies, brown foliage and thunderous like clouds to portray what the characters feel. Such a mood cannot be achieved using silver outlines and regular gold skies. Giotto also uses the same elements in Ognissanti Madonna. For instance, he uses a traditional golden background, seen in the angel’s halos and the lines along the thrones. This golden aspect makes the work of art to sparkle in royal, holy light. Besides, there are warm red and green colours that play a huge role in lightening and humanizing the otherwise ethereal and weighty work of art. A formal analysis of these works of art reveals style that is consistent throughout his pieces of arts. For instance, his arts use figures that have real life. For instance, these figures had natural faces and experienced real emotions. Besides, he has given the characters real space to move about and given them real life poses. H... ... middle of paper ... ...picts flesh and facial expressions such as joy, awe and respect. Furthermore, the texture of the clothes reveals Giotto’s attention to detail. This is evident in the thick lush robes that fall between Madonna’s legs in a realistic manner. Besides, there is a loose folding that seems fill the real space. Conclusion on Giotto’s Style A striking aspect concerning the formal analysis of Lamentation arena and Ognissanti Madonna is Giotto’s use of figures that have real life. For instance, they had natural faces and experienced real emotions. Besides, he has given the characters real space to move about and given them real life poses. His use of colours also sets him apart from his contemporaries. This colour makes the characters full of life. He makes sure each person in the picture is there for a reason and each gesture is significant (Derbes, Sandona & Giotto, 2004).

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