(b. ca. 1250, Roma, d. 1330, Roma)

Last Judgment (detail)

c. 1300
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome

The enthroned Christ is facing the viewer, but he is looking to the side. Despite being damaged, this image of Christ sitting in judgment surrounded by the angelic hosts reveals Pietro Cavallini's sense of monumental power. The measured frontal view comes from the Byzantine tradition while the warm tones of the colours and the play of the light are definitely new.

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