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Friday, November 30, 2007

Hope

GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
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Fresco, 120 x 60 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua



Hope (Spes) is portrayed as winged female figure, receiving a crown from God the Father.


Today, 30th November 2007, the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Pope Benedict XVI has published his Encyclical, Spe Salvi (Saved in Hope)