Altarpiece of St. Clare
Date ca. 1280
Medium Tempera on panel
Dimensions 9 x 5’6″
Housed at Convent of Santa Chiara, Assisi
Byzantine influence is clearly at work with garment folds outlined in shadows and highlights that disguise her bodily form. Scenes of St. Clare’s life, her devotion to St. Francis and her death frame the outer vignettes; within them, very little attention is placed on spatial reality.