(b. ca. 1480, Ferrara, d. after 1528)
Adoration of the Shepherds1520-24
Oil on wood, 79,5 x 60,5 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
In this work by Mazzolino the sharpness of line typical of the North European tradition is evident. Observe the 'linea serpentinata' with which the fragile figures are constructed. Certain whimsical touches of the narrative are probably due to the influence of a painter like Aspertini, whose presence is also visible in the fairy-tale mountain landscape which can be seen in the background and in the unreal cotton-wool cloud supporting a complex composition of angels in glory.