Art Bites: The Last Judgement by Michelangelo

The Last Judgement by Michelangelo is a crucial work in the history of art. Epitomising the essence of the Renaissance and the harmonious confluence of Christian Theology and Classical Mythology. A masterpiece of monumental proportions.

The pathos of the damned souls predicament, the sublime interpretation of Jesus holding judgement, the macabre depiction of sordid tormentors and the serenity of the saved souls shows how Michelangelo was a true master at depicting emotion, as well as creating scenes that have a huge impact on the viewer.