(b. ca. 1320, Firenze, d. ca. 1365, Firenze)

Last Judgment (west wall)

Cappella Strozzi di Mantova, Santa Maria Novella, Florence

The window on the west wall restricted the area available for the painting, forcing the painter to deviate from the usual arrangement of figures in a Last Judgment and to forgo a full-length depiction of Christ as judge of the world. Christ appears as a half-length figure on a cloud. Beneath Christ are angels blowing trumpets to announce the judgment and presenting the instruments of the passion. Mary and John the Baptist appear as intercessors, with the apostles enthroned below them. The lower half of the window wall is taken up by those risen from the dead. To the left of the window are the blessed, to the right the damned.