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

Statius

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

The picture shows the Roman Poet Statius.

If we look carefully at the anthropomorphic decorations, crowded with naked bodies in an incredible variety of poses, or the convulsive violence that runs through some of the foliage patterns or the groups of tritons and naiads like an electric current, we can really begin to understand Signorelli's great ability as a draughtsman, a talent that is further confirmed by his drawing production.




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