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In his paintings the willful deformation and troubling intensity of the school’s first generation have been subjected to a more disciplined sense of design and a more predictable language of expression, reflecting the lessons of recent Florentine painting as well as the emerging Bolognese academy. The resulting style is original in its staging but legible in its action and noble in its feeling. This is one of Crespi’s most important early pictures. The general composition and its compression of space into a single plane derive from a low-relief sculpture designed by Cerano for the façade of the church of San Paolo Converso in Milan. The intricate rhythms and the palette depend more on Giulio Cesare Procaccini, another major figure of the first generation who was Crespi’s principal inspiration if not actual teacher. But the incisive drawing of Saint Paul, the exact modeling of his forms, and the memorable enunciation of the drama announce the fact and direction of a distinctive language. 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He was without doubt the finest painter of the second generation of Baroque painting in Milan. In his paintings the willful deformation and neurotic intensity of the first generation are subjected to a more disciplined design and a more rhetorical expression, which he gathered from contemporary Florentine painters as well as from the emerging school of Bologna. The resulting style is highly original in its staging, admirable in its action, and convincing in its feeling. This picture demonstrates Crespi’s rapid development toward a style of absolute coherence and exceptional theatricality. The composition is related to Caravaggio’s painting of the same subject, and the dramatic chiaroscuro generally reflects Crespi’s intensifying naturalism. The design, with bold rhythms and strong drawing, is conditioned by Florentine interpretations of early Baroque style. And both the palette and striking differentiation of paint handling—compare the rendering of Christ’s tremulous flesh with that of Pilate’s splendid sleeve—are freshly informed by Rubens’s example. But by now these elements have been thoroughly synthesized and reconciled with a persistently Milanese subjectivity. This, Crespi’s mature style, is at once rich in narration, declamatory in form, and charged in expression. 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