Last Judgement : The Last Judgement By Jean Cousin

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The Last Judgement. Jean Cousin Jean Cousin rendition of the disclosure to John in Revelation14: 14-17 provided the scriptural inspiration for Cousin's Last Judgment with a flair of Florentine mannerism and Flemish influences in which the relevant passage reads “14 I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man[a] with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16 So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested. 17 Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, “Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine, because its grapes are ripe.” 19 The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath in a traditional depiction of dividing the painting into three horizontal bands. The upper band represents Heaven, the central band represents Earth and the lower band represents the Infernal Realm or Hell. Cousin divided his piece into three horizontal bands where as the upper band is symbolic of Heaven, the

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