ASSERETO, Gioachino
(b. 1600, Genova, d. 1649, Genova)

Mocking of Job

Oil on canvas, 122 x 149 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This canvas was a great success which is proven by the numerous derivations on the part of pupils and imitators. Here, as in other works from his final period, Assereto very effectively unites Caravaggesque naturalism, imbued with humanity, and vibrant pictorial rendering, moving towards the tenebrism that was later fully developed in Venice by another Genoese master, Giovan Battista Langetti.