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 splendid group in the foreground depicts the devil whipping a terrified, screaming sinner (reminiscent of a Pollaiolo figure). Michelangelo was clearly fascinated by this powerful scene of cruelty and did a drawing of it.




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