(b. ca. 1450, Cortona, d. 1523, Cortona)

Apocalypse (detail)

Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto

The picture shows the right-hand section of the frescoes on the entry wall. Here the painter describes the first signs of the Apocalypse, which has been the object of prophecies since earliest times. In the foreground, in the lower part of the painting, he has shown King David and the Sibyl, as witnesses of Dies Irae. The stars go pale, fires and earthquakes sweep the earth, war and murder spread throughout the world.