I just submitted an article for the Wall Street Journal's 'masterpiece' column on the subject of Tintoretto, the sixteenth-century Venetian painter. Here I make the argument that in his monumental "Crucifixion" of 1565, located in Venice's Scuola di San Rocco, Tintoretto may just have painted the single best work of religious art in the Italian Renaissance.
I'll have more to say on this painting when the piece appears, but for now, check out the website maintained by the Scuola confraternity--http://www.scuolagrandesanrocco.it. Click around the website a bit and look for the 'virtual view' of the Scuola Grande. There's no substitute for the real thing, but the 360 view of the "Crucifixion" in the 'albergo' boardroom is worth checking out.