BUFFALMACCO, Bounamico
(active 1315-1336)

The Last Judgment and Hell

1335-40
Fresco
Camposanto, Pisa

No less expressive in its content than the Triumph of Death is the Last Judgment. It is distributed over two sections: one having as its subject the Judgment as such, that is the resurrection of the dead and the separation of the elect from the damned, while the punishments of hell are depicted in the adjoining section of the painting to the right. This depiction of the Judgment is unusual in that next to the figure of Christ, in a mandorla of equal size, is Mary, who participates in the judgment.




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