This is Tintoret's one of the Mannerist paintings. In this particular work we see some serious perspective problems, along with, again, obvious postural disorders of the figures. Even though, first, all the Mannerist painters were crucified by the critics and art lovers, because they thought this art movement was simply a Renaissance rip-off, later they -somehow- found out that the Mannerist painters deformed figures on purpose because they thought figures were less important as "the spirit" should come forward. Some think that Mannerism emerged from what is left from the Renaissance era and it didn't do any good on behalf of art or inspiring Baroque and else. I think that this painting is a good representative of the Mannerist era. Well to be honest I agree with the ones who still think this movement is just a bad imitation of the previous era however I still think that it's like B-movie - Hollywood movies relationship. Hollywood movies might be first class and b-movies are cheap but b-movies have a kind of quality, even purposely it's very difficult to catch that kind of notion for any director. This or that, whatever the reason is, this has a place in history and that what matters after all, I guess.