Having crossed the bustling Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the
visitor soon encounters a small piazza with a shaded entrance to che church of
Santa Felicita and gladly enters the cool grey stone interior. On the right,
behind an iron gate, a painting of Christ’ Deposition
(1526-28) illuminates a side chapel, beaming colours of neon intensity,
blue, raspberry, and lime green. Christ’s body is transported by a host of
intertwined figures, yearning and dolorous. In a bodysuit of fluorescent pink,
a youth crounches underneath Christ’s legs, yet he seems to bear no weight
other than that of grief. Mary and herattendants bid farewell to Christ in a
mesmerising dance- like riutual.
one can fail to be enthralled by this charimatic work, including Jonah
Jones. With an extensive career in art exhibitions and management, he is
concerned above all with the public recepition of Pontormo. He takes the reader
with him on an inclusive and informative mmission to ensure the recognition
this highly origimal artist deserves.