(b. 1472, Venezia, d. 1526, Capodistria)
The Meditation on the Passion (detail)c. 1510
Oil and tempera on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The body of the dead Christ is displayed on a ruined throne. The dead Christ almost seems to be dreaming in the warm afternoon sunlight. The sharply divided landscape is symbolic. On the right, where a stag runs from a pursuing leopard, there is a rich landscape of farms, orchards, castles, a peaceful town, and green trees.