It is 1492 and Lorenzo de Medici, called The Magnificent by history, lies dying in the Villa Careggi in the Tuscan hills outside his beloved Florence. It’s both widely rumored, and equally denied, that the nefarious prelate Savonarola paid Lorenzo a visit, during which he damned his soul to an unrelenting eternity in hell. Here is an imagined vision of what such a meeting might have meant to a man in the delirium of his deathbed, and illustrated via the infernal terrains of their contemporary, the brilliant but troubled Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch.

 

Narrated by G.M. Danielson