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Affresco del Trionfo della morte

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Address: Via Alloro 4 | Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 623 0011
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Located in Palermo's Regional Art Gallery, the well-known "Triumph of...

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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The Triumph of Death

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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stansted
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 was all going to be unavailable. They have a nerve not reducing the price.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and visit this great museum.

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Thank DirkVermeulen_13
Berlare, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank fredmello300
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Madeline V
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the structure of the stone work in the room naturally frames the piece. I found... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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

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Thank Natasha6319
Syracuse, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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, with vibrant colors and confident draftsmanship. The skeleton and its futuristic steed strike the viewer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The overall view, both at the ground floor and from the balcony, are amazing but you need to take some time to appreciate the tiny details of this scary but so impactful painting

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