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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Purgatory 2

SIGNORELLI, Luca
(b. ca. 1450, Cortona, d. 1523, Cortona)
Dante and Virgil Entering Purgatory
1499-1502
Fresco
Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto



In these Orvieto frescoes Signorelli proves that he is a talented illustrator of Dante. He has succeeded in giving an interpretation of the Divine Comedy that is evocative and visionary, almost "modern" or should that be timeless.