ROBUSTI, Domenico
(b. 1560, Venezia, d. 1635, Venezia)

Penitent Magdalene

Oil on canvas, 135 x 101 cm
Private collection

Domenico Tintoretto, the son of Jacopo Tintoretto, treated this subject several times. He appears here to derive inspiration from Titian: this painting depict the saint gazing upwards, her hand holding her flowing hair to cover her bare upper chest. Domenico has been inspired by other elements of these Titian paintings as well, including elements such as the elegant footed jar and a sweeping landscape beyond.