The Entombment

16th century

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

This painting represents the Lamentation over the dead body of Christ. The bearded Joseph of Arimathea lifts the lifeless figure, assisted by Mary Magdalene dressed in a sulphurous rose and gold gown, while St. John the Evangelist comforts the grieving Virgin. The painting's bold transition from light to dark tones is called chiaroscuro, which he took from his fellow Venetian Tintoretto.

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  • Title: The Entombment
  • Date Created: 16th century
  • Physical Dimensions: Canvas dimensions: 52 3/4 × 73 in. (133.99 cm × 1 m 85.42 cm) Framed dimensions: 68 1/8 × 88 × 2 3/8 in. (1 m 73.04 cm × 2 m 23.52 cm × 6.03 cm)
  • Type: Paintings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3223100/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle Collection, gift of the Hoblitzelle Foundation
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist: Jacopo Palma, il giovane