Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Christ and the Adulteress Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Painted of the adulteress at the moment when Christ writes the letters in the dirt with his hand, and the Scribes and Pharisees depart, or, concealing themselves among the columns of a portico that is represented with the most rare perspectival skill; and it is a picture filled with much erudition. The pictorial erudition that so struck Ridolfi is demonstrated in the perspective structure, yet Tintoretto did not achieve this effortlessly: x-rays have revealed errors and redrawings in the lines of the architecture, above all in the patterning of the pavement. There is a strong centrifugal movement to the scene, and its quality of space extended by light seems to prefigure the artist's trilogy of paintings of the life of St Mark.

Keywords

Rome, Italy, Style: Italian Mannerist, School: Mannerist, Movement: Mannerism, oil paintings --

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Mannerist; School: Mannerist; Movement: Mannerism; oil paintings --

Subject: geographic

Rome, Italy

Time Period

Ca. 1550

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0500

Christ and the Adulteress Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

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