(b. 1494, Pontormo, d. 1557, Firenze)

Deposition (detail)

c. 1528
Oil on wood
Cappella Capponi, Santa Felicità, Florence

This painting was executed for the altar of a very dark chapel in Santa Felicita in Florence. The colour of the painting takes into account the darkness of the chapel, so that it glows with an unearthly radiance of pinks, greenish blues, pallid flesh tones, and a vivid orange-scarlet.