Crocifissione

Crucifixion

Jacopo Robusti detto Jacopo Tintoretto

Author
Jacopo Robusti detto Jacopo Tintoretto
Venezia, 1519 - 1594
Title
Crucifixion
Catalogue
213
Date
ca. 1555
Support
Canvas, 280 x 444 cm
Provenance
Venice, Scuola del Rosario della Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo di Venezia, 1890
Hall
Hall X

The composition is teeming with figures, framed on the left by the centurion bearing the fluttering standard and to the right by the group of horsemen and soldiers playing dice, gambling for the robes of Christ. An extraordinary group of sketchily painted spindly figures stand out in the background, bathed in light. The canvas is characterised by a rich, brilliant chromaticism, with bright reds and blues, in all likelihood influenced by Paolo Veronese.