Orcagna's "The Triumph of Death"
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This paper describes the remaining pieces of the fresco "The Triumph of Death", painted by Andrea di Cione Arcangelo. The paper explains that the subject of the fresco is the effect of the great bubonic plague that decimated the population of Europe during the 1300s. The paper also explains that it is likely that Adrea di Cione Arcangelo, also known as Orcagna, was not the only artist who worked on "The Triumph of Death", as it was common in that era for several artists to work together to complete a work of art.
From the Paper:"Given the state of the civilized world right after the Plague, it is no wonder there is such great confusion about whether Andrea Orcagna actually painted the "Triumph of Death". We have to remember that even in days of the Renaissance to come that a master would do the original mock-up or design for a painting but his apprentices would do the actual painting itself except for a few special touches. If one painter worked on one painting by himself in the early Gothic and before, it is possible that the death of so many apprentices and masters during the Plague forced those painters and other artists alive after the great destruction, that everybody worked on everything together so they could get it done."
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