A study on The Last Judgment of Hans Memling

2016

This series of eight collages on paper was created as a study on The Last Judgment, painted by Hans Memling between 1467 and 1471. In particular, Alex Urso addressed his attention to the figures of the damned, represented into the original painting on its right-hand panel. From a colored-monograph dedicated to this masterpiece, Urso cut out pictures of the sinners and juxtaposed them with shapes of flowers and plants extracted from an illustrated encyclopedia about the natural world. The correspondence of these elements results in creating a contrast between the harmony and the balance of nature, and the suffering bodies of the damned.