Giotto ca. 1267 – 1337

Judas' Kiss

fresco (200 × 185 cm) — 1304-06 Museum Cappella degli Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

Giotto biography

This work is linked to Mark 14:44

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One of Giotto's frescoes from his series on the life and passion of Jesus, in the Arena Chapel in Padua.

Judas greets Jesus with a kiss, identifying him for the Romans who have come to arrest him. The look on Jesus' face speaks volumes – he knows what is happening. The Judas' kiss became the most poignant symbol of betrayal in the Christian world.

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