RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
The Fall of the Damnedc. 1620
Oil on canvas, 286 x 224 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
In this painting, reminiscent of Tintoretto, the frightful moment of God's last judgment is depicted for a Counter-Reformation audience in an inimitable manner as a whirlwind, sucking down a jumble of the bodies of the damned.