Dead Christ by Andrea Mantegna

Dead Christ by Andrea Mantegna

The saddest story of the Gospel author served simply and easily. The viewer lifeless, once full body forces the Son of God, over which bowed grieving woman. Picture devoid of any pathos, exaggerated emotions. Canonical emphasize the nature of the plot bloodless wounds on the hands and feet of Jesus, stone bed, the shroud and the vessel for oil.

The author uses unusual perspectives laws, deliberately violating the classical principles of the organization of space. the viewer’s attention is drawn to the head and face of a dead Christ. Facial features, large, brave still retain traces of the terrible suffering and stress. But turn the head says more about sleep sturdy than death. For one part of the author hints at the imminent resurrection and the triumph of the Savior.

Master sparing of paint and bright colors. His skill is manifested in the ability to create a subtle, emotional atmosphere of limited means. Folds Pelen drawn with great skill. Folds create a special rhythmic sound. They have a kind of anticipation of the movement, another allusion to the coming miracle.

The general mood of the picture – hope for the triumph of God’s Will. The combination of soft, muted colors makes the work an unusually deep and expressive. The lines are accurate, the play of light and shadow is particularly noteworthy.

Dead Christ by Andrea Mantegna
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