Friday, September 30, 2016

Auctionata Offers Italian Painting From the Renaissance

"Arrest of Christ," Copy after J. Bassano, Oil, 17/18th Century
Shown is the moment in which the minions will arrest Christ, who was betrayed by the kiss of Judas. Below him, lying on the ground, Malchust, the servant of the high priest is depicted. To the right in the picture we can see Saint Peter, who cut Malchus’ right ear with the sword. The scene highlights the gentleness of Jesus, who healed the ear of his enemy shortly before his arrest. The blazing torches illuminate this nocturnal scene. Jacopo da Ponte was born in Bassano del Grappa. His father, Francesco da Ponte, was also a painter and influenced especially the style of the young Bassano. Bassano lived and worked at least temporarily in Venice. [Contact]