Mantegna lamentation of the dead christ
His painting The Lamentation over the Dead Christ depicts the lifeless Christ lying face upwards on a marble bed, his feet towards the beholder, while being mourned byAndrea Mantegna. The iconography of the work, probably intended for the artists private devotion, refers to the compositional scheme of the Lamentation over the Dead Christ, in which mourners are gathered around the body prepared for burial, laid out on the stone of unction and already anointed with perfumes. mantegna lamentation of the dead christ
The Lamentation over the Dead Christ. It is typical of Mantegna's art that the simple windowlike framing of the confined space in this painting architecturally defines it as the cold and dismal cell of a morgue. Looking in we see an almost monstrous spectacle: a heavy corpse, seemingly swollen by
Mar 06, 2011 Todays painting is entitled Lamentation of the Dead Christ and was painted by Andrea Mantegna around 1490. Andrea Mantegna was born in Isola di Carturo a small village close to Padua which was then within the Republic of Venice. His father, Biagio, was a carpenter. Lamentation of Christ (Mantegna) Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Lamentation of Christ (also known as the Lamentation over the Dead Christ, or the Dead Christ and other variants) is a painting of about 1480 by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna.mantegna lamentation of the dead christ About the artist: Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431 September 13, 1506) Andrea Mantegna was one of the master painters and engravers of the northern Italian Renaissance.