Jacopo Palma, il giovane ( Italian, 1544 - 1628 )
- 16th century
This painting represents the Lamentation over the dead body of Christ. The bearded Joseph of Arimathea lifts the lifeless figure, assisted by Mary Magdalene dressed in a sulphurous rose and gold gown, while St. John the Evangelist comforts the grieving Virgin. The painting's bold transition from light to dark tones is called chiaroscuro, which he took from his fellow Venetian Tintoretto.