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Affresco del Trionfo della morte

Via Alloro 4 | Palazzo Abatellis, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 623 0011
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Death on a pale horse

In this huge fresco - sadly damaged but no less impressive for that - Death gallops in gleeful... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
Lovely piece, shame about the museum

You have to pay to go in this museum, I think it was 8 euros. half the building was closed off so... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
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Located in Palermo's Regional Art Gallery, the well-known "Triumph of Death" fresco dates from the fifteenth century, but the artist is unknown.
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Via Alloro 4 | Palazzo Abatellis, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 623 0011

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

In this huge fresco - sadly damaged but no less impressive for that - Death gallops in gleeful triumph over the corpses of the rich and powerful, reduced to the level of the poorest by war and plague. You can view it as you come...More

Thank MS4866
Reviewed 5 December 2016

You have to pay to go in this museum, I think it was 8 euros. half the building was closed off so very disappointing. The only thing worth seeing, in my opinion, is this piece. I would not have bothered if I had known it...More

Thank cantabria2012
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This enormous piece of art you find in Palazzo Abatellis. Only for this 15th century work it is worth to visit this museum. But there are many other great works to admire. For instance the world famous Virgin Annunciate of Antonello da Messina. So go...More

Thank DirkVermeulen_13
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The impressive fresco is visible inside of the beautiful museum of art Palazzo Abatellis close to the harbour ( also a visit worth)

Thank Marcosan65
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A wonderful museum, very interesting way to exhibit pieces of art - sculptures are positioned back first so you need to walt around them if you want to see the front. Really original. Trionfo della morte gives you an interesting perspective on death. Worth contemplating.

Thank fredmello300
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stunning to see upon entering the museum! This piece was a standout in this museum, an awesome piece just as you walk in the front entrance.

Thank Madeline V
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Where they have the painting you can see it from the first floor as weasel the ground floor. For me there was far more of an impact when looking at it from the first floor because the room has the amazing high vaulted ceilings plus...More

Thank usacobbler
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great location, wonderful sculptures and art. Beautiful building. stairs or lift. Would recommend. Good loos too.

Thank Natasha6319
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Da Messina does a painting on a woman who has just seen an alien with information relating to the survival of the human race...the model, the paint, the style, the painter capture this moment...or do they?...mesmerising to say the least..your call

1  Thank michael s
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Part of the art displayed at the sublime Abatellis, this is probably the "Mona Lisa"'of the museum. When renovating the museum, architect Carlo Scarpa remodeled a chapel to properly bathe it with light and give it a worthy home. The fresco is still fresh today,...More

Thank Nicolas C
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