The Suicide of Judas

suicide of judas 1492

John Canavesio (1450 – 1500)
The Suicide of Judas, ca. 1492
A fresco painting from the Chapel of Notre Dame des Fontaine, France.
Part of: ‘Passion of Jesus Christ’ by Giovanni Canavesio

The devil came for his soul and literally disemboweled it from his human body – an interesting depiction that evil is concrete and not abstract.

Perhaps the most morbid illustration I’ve seen of The Hanged Judas. I don’t have much info about John Canavesio but from what I’ve read, he was an Italian painter who practiced in Liguria and the French side of the Maritime Alps in the latter half of the 15th century.


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