John the Baptist in the Desert by Jacopo Bassano

John the Baptist in the Desert by Jacopo Bassano

Peak “manneristic searches of Bassano most modern art historians consider the canvas John the Baptist in the desert,” 1558. Thus, Dzampetti, a prominent researcher of Bassano’s creativity, saw in him a prelude for which the artist did not want or could not cross the path of Mannerism full of dangers. “

Indeed, the work mentioned is one of Bassano’s most manneristic. But at the same time, John the Baptist in the wilderness “is the flight of Bassan’s Mannerism.” After this picture, a breakthrough is coming in his work, and his searches go in a completely different direction.

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