Thursday, April 2, 2009

The May issue of La Cucina Italiana features a nice article about the Umbrian town of Orvieto. The San Brizio Chapel in Orvieto's celebrated Duomo features stunning frescoes by Renaissance painter Luca Signorelli (who was paid for his work partly in that town's famous white wine). While not as well known as some of his contemporaries, his work exhibits a power and vigor which still captivate the viewer. Above is a detail from The Damned Cast Into Hell.

This is The Resurrection of the Dead. It is a majestic depiction of Judgment, and features on a grander scale all the themes frequently present in the Tarot card.

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