BADALOCCHIO, Sisto
(b. 1585, Parma, d. ca. 1619, Parma)

The Entombment of Christ

c. 1610
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome

The important Entombment of Christ dating from the first decade of the 17th century is attributed to Sisto Badalocchio. Here human participation in the event has become the main focus. A comparison with Raphael's Deposition (also in the Borghese Gallery), which inspired it, reveals how the painter insisted on the emotions as reflected in natural movements, and was influenced both by Dürer's prints and antique sculpture.