(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)
The Flight into Egypt (detail)1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice
In this memorable landscape, the waves on the pond, whipped up by the breeze, sparkle; the walls of the isolated cottage shiver in golden glows; the profiles of the tree trunks and branches are lit up by bright threads of light; the crests of the hills and the outlines of the mountains loose their composure in a myriad of fragments of light.