(b. ca. 1516, Antwerpen, d. 1570, Antwerpen)
The Fall of the Rebellious Angels (detail)1554
Oil on panel
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
Frans Floris is characterised to a large extent by the six years he spent in Rome and by his admiration for Michelangelo. He was the leading representative of Italianism in mid-16th century Antwerp. His famous Fall of the Rebel Angels is a crowded, animated composition, with a flamboyant and imaginative glorification of the human body.