Lamentation over the Dead Christ

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  • Lamentation over the Dead Christ
  • View: Overall view without frame

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Title

Lamentation over the Dead Christ
View: Overall view without frame

Subject

death or burial; funerary art; New Testament; saints; Apostles; Jesus Christ; Mary Magdalene, Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; Peter, the Apostle, Saint; Passion of Christ

Description

Shows the inert body of Christ surrounded by the Virgin, St. Peter and Mary Magdalene, St. John the Evangelist, St. Jerome and St. Paul. The altarpiece was originally commissioned for the Pauline monastery in Florence. Botticelli’s extraordinary mastery of drawing and elastic contour became progressively simplified and economized, occasionally producing even a crudeness of effect; his colours, notably his greens, yellows and reds, became brighter and purer in hue; and the action of his profoundly felt dramas was staged in an abstract and otherworldly environment that is the imaginative counterpart to the simple backdrops designed for a mystery play.

Creator

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1490-1492 (creation)

Rights

publicDomain

Format

tempera paint on panel
140 cm (height) x 207 cm (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

bott089x.jpg

Coverage

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Bavaria, Germany) Inv. no. 1075; Acquired in 1814 for Crown Prince Ludwig
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510), “Lamentation over the Dead Christ,” Institute Images Online, accessed June 19, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2770.

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