(b. 1472, Venezia, d. 1526, Capodistria)

Agony in the Garden

Tempera on canvas, 141 x 107 cm
Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice

There are also two paintings in the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni that are not part of the cycle, the Agony in the Garden and the Calling of Matthew, dated 1502.

In the rather archaic style of the Agony in the Garden (a feature which has led several scholars to suggest that it was painted in the last years of the 15th century) we can distinguish certain elements derived from the work of Mantegna, even though they have been modernized thanks to the depth of colour in the evening light, broken only by the flames of the torches carried by the soldiers arriving to the right, outside the walls of Jerusalem.