Blog #1: Renaissance
I chose to post a painting by Mantegna because, unlike the other visual arts of the Italian Renaissance, I found this one to pose a different and very unique view. While this painting tells a very important religious story it also holds a lot of aesthetic value. Mantegna utilizes foreshortening techniques to give this painting an interesting view from Christ’s feet. I like this use of foreshortening because it creates a more realistic painting. Mantegna was known for using unusual vantage points like he did in this painting and I think this is originates from the Humanistic influences during the time. This painting puts a lot of focus on the individual and on religion, as humanists believed art should.
Lamentation of Dead Christ
By: Andrea Mantegna
Created in Milan in approximately 1466