(b. ca. 1320, Firenze, d. ca. 1365, Firenze)

Last Judgment (detail of the damned)

Cappella Strozzi di Mantova, Santa Maria Novella, Florence

To the right of the window are the damned, lined up closely and stacked in ranks, the figures' scale increasing as they are set higher up the wall. People of assorted rank are crowded together, their differences being indicated by a variety of physical types, garments, insignia, headgear, and hair and beard styles. The side of the damned has no shortage of outlandish and exotic costumes, which serve to identify the pagan rulers and authors clearly. Many turn to one another, seemingly engaged in conversation, others express their desperation with gestures of lament.

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