The Lamentation over the dead Christ
Andrea Mantegna
The Lamentation over the dead Christ
Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Italian Renaissance, c. 1431-1506): The Lamentation over the dead Christ, c. 1490. Tempera on canvas, 68 x 81 cm. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy.



“... [Andrea Mantegna] one of the foremost north Italian painters of the 15th century. A master of perspective and foreshortening, he made important contributions to the compositional techniques of Renaissance painting ... He developed a passionate interest in classical antiquity ... His human forms were distinguished for their solidity, expressiveness, and anatomical correctness." (© Web Gallery of Art)