A relevant figure in Venetian Mannerism, Jacopo Negretti, who was better known as Palma the Younger (c. 1548/50-1628), brought the art of the period following the Council of Trent to a new level. Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese's heir, he extended and synthesised proposals, approaching them in a personal manner.
His extraordinary creativity and the working method, based on drawings as inducers of shapes and compositional solutions, gave rise to an abundant production. The compositions were painstakingly prepared through the drawings in which he rehearsed both the complex articulations between figures and their physical expressiveness, executed in a very personal graphical style.
Alexandra Gomes Markl