The Pieta (detail)

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The Pieta (detail)

Material Information

Title:
The Pieta (detail)
Alternate title:
Dead Christ Supported by the Madonna and St John (Piet
Creator:
Bellini, Giovanni, d. 1516 ( Artist : painter )
Pinacoteca di Brera. ID=IMB
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Milan, Italy
Style: Italian High Renaissance
School: High Renaissance
Movement: Renaissance
Italian
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
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.
General Note:
Design Date: (signed).
General Note:
Inventory: 214

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-LIF1272 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.lif1272 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Design Date: (signed).
Inventory: 214
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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.
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Milan, Italy.
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Style: Italian High Renaissance.
School: High Renaissance.
Movement: Renaissance.
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Closeup-Saint John.


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