(active 1343-1377, Firenze)

Descent into Hell

Cappellone degli Spagnoli, Santa Maria Novella, Florence

At bottom right on the north wall the scene Descent into Hell is depicted.

This is one of the scenes on the wall opposite to the entrance of the chapel. This wall is covered with scenes of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ. Instead of painting the scenes in many panels, as the Giottesque artists did, Andrea carried out the narration of the Passion in a continuous fashion, with the scenes following as in a film.

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