(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)
The Transfiguration (detail)1518-20
Oil on wood
Distressed by the sight of the child twisting in convulsions, the Apostle turns away with a gesture of heartfelt compassion. His hand and foot seem to protrude from the front edge of the picture, drawing the onlooker into the scene as a witness to the event.