Originally located in the courtyard of the Great and New Hospital in Palazzo Sclafani, the Triumph of Death - now housed in the Gallery of Palazzo Abatellis, in Palermo - is an extraordinary medieval and modern iconographic encyclopedia, of which we do not know the author.Michele Cometa's book is a guide to interpreting the narrative fabric of this formidable fresco. The multiple pictorial and literary sources that make up the plot converge in outlining - evoking the black plague that raged in Europe for more than a century - a sort of iconological refutation of medieval retribution. In fact, worldly pains are no longer attributable to sin, but are dissolved in a wholly modern melancholy.
|Numero di pagine||180|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|