” (by Lorenzo Lotto
) of Christ's body in the sepulcre
, a painting by Lorenzo Lotto, is set in a rocky and barren landscape that opens, in the background, in a docile sea gulf. The lifeless body of Christ is minute, whereas his facial features are sharp and contracts. Gestures re theatrical as well as the expressions of the characters surrounding Jesus: Mary expresses her despair; a pious woman tearing her hair, Maria Cleofe moves away weeping as if she could not support this pain. Maddalena's mouth opens in a muffled cry. John the Evangelist clenches his fists, Peter, resigned, hold on tight in his hand the nails exhibited as a sinister legacy, Nicodemo grips with the teeth the funeral shroud and put right into the sarcophagus jesus' lifeless body.