Jacopo Tintoretto
The Resurrection

16th century
Church of Santo Stefano, Venice

Tintoretto keeps traditional elements but uses them in novel ways. Christ still wears his shroud and holds his red-cross banner, but now they wave triumphantly in the wind. Instead of a sepulcher, he bursts forth from a mandorla, a staple of medieval art now transformed into a brilliant backdrop. The fingers of the right hand are formed as usual into the blessing gesture, but the more open palm and the arm as a whole register triumph more than blessing.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.