The Last Judgment, Right Panel

size(cm): 55x20
Sale price£119 GBP


The painting "The Last Judgment - Right Panel" by Hans Memling is a masterpiece of Flemish art from the 15th century. This work is one of the most impressive of the time, and is considered one of the most important of the Nordic Renaissance.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a large number of figures that intertwine in a dramatic and apocalyptic scene. The central figure is Christ, who is in the center of the composition, surrounded by angels and saints. To his right are the righteous, who are taken to heaven by angels, while to his left are the damned, who are dragged to hell by demons.

Memling's artistic style is unique, characterized by his attention to detail and his ability to create a sense of depth and perspective in his paintings. In "The Last Judgment - Right Panel," Memling uses a rich, vibrant color palette, giving the work a sense of life and movement.

The history of the painting is fascinating as it is believed to have been commissioned by the Bruges Guild of Weavers in Belgium. The work was created to be part of an altarpiece that was housed in the guild chapel, and is believed to have been completed in 1467.

One of the lesser known aspects of the painting is that Memling used his own image as a model for one of the angels that sits at the top of the composition. This personal detail gives the work a sense of intimacy and closeness, and shows Memling's ability to create an emotional connection with the viewer.

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