Okay, I could do a whole looooong post on this painting, but today, I will just whet your appetite with a Wordless Wednesday and come back at a later date to talk about it more.
Take a look. Isn’t it just awesome?
This painting is from the Late Renaissance in Venice. The strong diagonal lines, dramatic lighting, asymmetrical composition, and energetic movement were a strong shift away from the classic style of the Italian Renaissance. I always like to teach this one by comparing it to The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. You can definitely see how dramatic and different this was when you put them side by side.
For more information about this artwork, check out this video by Khan Academy about the painting.