The resurrection of the flesh

size(cm): 45x45
Sale price£140 GBP


Luca Signorelli's Resurrection of the Flesh painting is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece housed in Orvieto Cathedral. This work is one of the largest and most spectacular in the history of art, as it measures 700 cm high and 2000 cm wide.

Signorelli's artistic style is characterized by his attention to detail and his ability to create realistic and expressive figures. In Resurrection of the Flesh, we can see how the artist has used this technique to depict the dead rising from their graves. The figures seem to be in motion, with their bodies twisted and their expressions of pain and wonder.

The composition of the painting is also impressive. Signorelli has used the "horror vacui" technique to fill every inch of the work with figures and details. In addition, he has created a sense of depth and perspective by using the "atmosphere" technique to make the figures in the foreground more detailed and the figures in the background more blurred.

Color also plays an important role in the work. Signorelli has used a bright and vibrant color palette to create a sense of life and energy in the painting. Red, yellow and gold tones are especially noticeable, as they symbolize resurrection and eternal life.

The history of the painting is equally fascinating. Signorelli was hired to create this work in 1499, and he worked on it for more than a decade. The painting was commissioned by Pope Alexander VI for the Sistine Chapel, but was never installed there due to the artist's death and the arrival of Michelangelo.

Finally, there are some little-known aspects of the painting that are worth mentioning. For example, Signorelli is believed to have used real people as models for the figures in the painting. In addition, there are a number of hidden details in the work, such as a figure hidden behind a tree and a snake crawling on the ground. These details make the painting even more interesting and mysterious for modern viewers.

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