(active 1315-1336)

Triumph of Death (detail)

Camposanto, Pisa

This expansive painting does not tell a coherent story. Rather it consists of many different scenes and exempla in which the contrast between the enjoyment of life and death, between embracing reality and fleeing from it, is shown very suggestively, without requiring that the pictures be read in a certain sequence.

At the top right part of the painting, devils and angels are engaged in a battle over souls.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.