The grotesques painted by Luca Signorelli in the chapel of San Brizio (Orvieto cathedral) may symbolise Purgatory for the fact that they represent a temporary state. As the grotesques comprise creatures that are halfaway between the lowest natural rank and the perfect condition of human beings, they possess a potentially changing shape for the better or for the worst. Consistent with the overall decoration of the chapel, this feature reminds that the souls in Purgatory can be saved or damned.

Il Purgatorio di Dante e le grottesche nella cappella di San Brizio a Orvieto

Alessandra Zamperini
2022-01-01

Abstract

The grotesques painted by Luca Signorelli in the chapel of San Brizio (Orvieto cathedral) may symbolise Purgatory for the fact that they represent a temporary state. As the grotesques comprise creatures that are halfaway between the lowest natural rank and the perfect condition of human beings, they possess a potentially changing shape for the better or for the worst. Consistent with the overall decoration of the chapel, this feature reminds that the souls in Purgatory can be saved or damned.
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Luca Signorelli
Orvieto
San Brizio
Della Rovere
Grotesques
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