(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)
The Resurrection of Christ1579-81
Oil on canvas, 529 x 485 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice
This composition centres on the arisen Christ. He is the invincible testimony of faith haloed by the divine dazzling light which blazes from the open tomb. The four angels with large beating wings who have just removed the heavy marble slab from the tomb, are sort of inlaid into the supernatural light. At the same time two devout women come forward talking from the left deprived of natural light.