(b. ca. 1308, Firenze, d. ca. 1368, Firenze)


Cenacolo di Santo Spirito, Florence

The large wall of the refectory features the Crucifixion with a multitude of angels surrounding the cross, portrayed on a dark background. One of the most remarkable aspects is the attention to details in each armour, head coverings, gestures and typical Florentine medieval costumes. Remarkable is the brave gesture of Longinus, the roman soldier, located to the right of Jesus. The centurion was present at the Crucifixion, and testified, "In truth this man was son of God".

As several other cases, Orcagna's brother Nardo di Cione helped him in the execution of the fresco. Some sources even attribute the painting to Nardo.