Execution of John the Baptist by Jacopo Bassano

Execution of John the Baptist by Jacopo Bassano

As for Mannerism in development, “it can be seen in the execution of John the Baptist”, created around 1550. Here Bassano most consistently professes “an irrational, subjective vision of the world.

In combination with the painful-clear “elaboration of details, this irrationality gives the picture a special anxiety and fantasy.

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