The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi Depicted in the Frescoes of Giotto

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Friday October 5, 7:00 pm EDT. Westchester Italian Cultural Center. One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25; open to the public. Contact: Lindsay Brewster 914-771-8700 lbrewster@wiccny.org

The frescoes of Giotto and followers in the Upper Church of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi are world famous depictions of his life. They are based on the legends of St. Francis written by St. Bonaventura and Thomas of Celano. Important events in the life of Francis are depicted in the cycle of paintings including the creation of the first nativity scene at Greccio, Francis meeting the Sultan of Egypt, and the Exorcism of the Demons at Arezzo. Presented by Professor John Coppola.

SOURCE: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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