Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Lamentation over the Dead Christ

Since we discussed texture today in class, I decided Andrea Mantegna's Lamentation over the Dead Christ, 1480 was the perfect piece to blog about. It was made with tempera on canvas and is very lifelike. This picture has amazing implied texture. It appears as if the blanket is actually made of a very smooth, light cloth. The Lord's feet look very rough and callused over. The wrinkles in the faces of everyone around him show their true, devastated emotion. This painting also utilizes space effectively, focusing strongly on Christ, the center of the photo. The colors are dull, but still give the painting a dark and dismal feeling. 

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