BUFFALMACCO, Bounamico
(active 1315-1336)

Hell (detail)

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.

Hell as a whole is depicted as a comparatively well-ordered mountain interior consisting of four levels, which vaguely recall Dante's circles of hell, and including an assortment of infernal localities, in the midst of which the horned Lucifer, and enormous and terrifying monster, is seated.




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