CAMPAGNA, Girolamo
(b. ca. 1549, Verona, d. 1625, Venezia)

Man of Sorrows

Marble, 85 x 115 cm
San Giuliano, Venice

This marble relief is a detail from the Altar of the Sacrament. Indebted to Sansovino, this early relief depicts Christ supported by two angels, a favourite image in Venetian painting. It contains a dexterous manipulation of sources - ancient, central Italian and Venetian. The lyrical forms are grounded in nature, whereas the drilling of the angels's hair is from the antique. Its elegance and serenity recall the tone of Veronese's paintings.