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“Triumph of Death is a Triumph”

Affresco del Trionfo della morte
Ranked #27 of 339 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in Palermo's Regional Art Gallery, the well-known "Triumph of Death" fresco dates from the fifteenth century, but the artist is unknown.
Oakland, California, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Triumph of Death is a Triumph”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This one fresco was the main reason I went to visit this museum and it alone was well worth the visit. Picasso's Guernica has nothing on this amazing scene from 1446.

There was a good selection of sacred art. All was nicely presented - not cluttered - so it was pleasant to view the various objects.

Sadly there were no postcards or books available at the museum. One might hope in the future that arts administrators in Palermo would be able to offer more interpretive materials like books. You're also not allowed to take photos.

Visited October 2012
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“Rip Off! Beware!”
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

There is no denying this is an awesome piece of work ! We did however have a terrible experience at this gallery today. The man selling the tickets did the old ' I'll give you this euro note if you give me that etc that resulted in him short changing us by 10 euros . Despite us kicking up a huge fuss it was our word against his . I expect this from taxi drivers and streethawkers but from an official in an establishment like this it's a disgrace ! Totally spoilt our visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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“dull and rushed”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Palermo is only half open with many areas of imporatant attractions closed. please check before going. for example when is the Museum going to reopen??

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Palazzo Abatellis”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Triumph of Death Fresco is at least 2 stories high and very imposing. Also of note is the painting by di Messina of the Annunciation. The palazzo itself is a lovely environment with a most helpful staff.

Visited June 2012
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Chelsea
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“Don't miss it!!!!”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

definetely something we haven't seen before.an amazing masterpiece with meaning!!!

Visited September 2011
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