Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Pieta (detail) Dead Christ Supported by the Madonna and St John (Piet

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The figures stand out against a leaden dreamlike sky. The painting retains a strong Paduan element that is evident in the contours, adjusting gestures and figures to the strong expressive requirements of the drama. The silent exchange of emotions in the faces is reflected in the masterly play of the hands. The landscape behind them, empty and metallic in the cold, shining greys of the painful dawn of rebirth, accentuates the sense of the scene's anguish. Both the Donatello of the altar of St Anthony of Padua and, once again, Mantegna and the Flemish masters are the influences which spurred Bellini along the path of a sad and bitter pathos.

Keywords

Milan, Italy, Style: Italian High Renaissance, School: High Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Italian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian High Renaissance; School: High Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Italian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Milan, Italy

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF1272

The Pieta (detail) Dead Christ Supported by the Madonna and St John (Piet

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