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Bellini, Giovanni, d. 1516.
e Artist : painter
The Pieta (detail).
Dead Christ Supported by the Madonna and St John (Piet
b 86 x 107 cm.
c Tempera on panel.
Design Date: (signed).
A passionate feeling that is not so much religious as human and psychological pervades the actors in the drama. The rendering of grief has here its most universal expression and, at the same time, its most private and conscious dimension. The mother's pathetic gesture is reflected in St John's turning away. The construction of the work shows careful thought. The figures, borrowed from popular imagery, are grouped in the foreground against an infinite horizon. The pentagonal arm of Christ ending in a closed fist is that of a fallen but un vanquished athlete.
Style: Italian High Renaissance.
School: High Renaissance.
Pinacoteca di Brera. ID=IMB
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
Closeup-detail with Christ and Virgin.