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Mrs May’s sermon from hell

22 September 2017

Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art and museum stories.

On Friday afternoon, Theresa May is to deliver a speech setting out her vision for Brexit in the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Where did her advisors get the idea from, the Rake wonders? Surely not the church’s vast, chaotic representation of hell…

May day: Orcagna's vision of hell in Santa Maria Novella, Florence

May day: Orcagna’s vision of hell in Santa Maria Novella, Florence

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