MELOZZO DA FORLI
(b. 1438, Forli, d. 1494, Forli)
Christ's Entry into Jerusalem1477-82
Fresco, width 230 cm
Basilica of Santa Casa, Loreto
The wall area below the vaulting is conceived as an open arcade, the deep, coffered faces of its arches rendered in dramatic perspective. Through these wide arches, seen from below, one could at one time look out at seven scenes from the Passion, only one of which, Christ's entry into Jerusalem, survives.