SIGNORELLI, Luca
(b. ca. 1450, Cortona, d. 1523, Cortona)

The Damned Being Plunged into Hell (detail)

1499-1502
Fresco
Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto

The scene of the Damned is constructed around the visionary, almost surrealistic, idea of these crowds of naked figures jostling for space along the banks of the Acheron. A devil with a white banner leads a group of damned. Other damned are in despair since they see Charon's boat getting near.




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