The Way of Salvation
Artist Andrea da Firenze
Located at Guidalotti Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence
In the lower portion, Dominicans preach the way of salvation to the laity before the then-unfinished Cathedral of Florence; above and at right, members of the nobility partake in worldly pleasures; above and left, St. Peter guides the righteous through the gates of Heaven. Certainly, the figures and landscape are depicted in a realism that can be traced to Lorenzetti and The Triumph of Death; however, its symmetrical and didactic composition was meant to educate more so than it was to impose a realistic nature.