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The Lamentation
The living blue of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s robe and the vibrant red of the cloak of the bearded man offers a stark contrast for the lifeless body of Jesus, just taken down from the cross. Originally an altarpiece in the church of the Gesù in Rome by Scipione Pulzone, the late 16th-century painting is now held by the Met in New York.

© Scipione Pulzone | Public Domain