Linus Meldrum, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and a Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, provides some reflections on an Early Renaissance masterpiece to ponder during Lent — an artwork that presents the crucified Christ and his mother in a whole new light.
An anomaly both then and now, Andrea Mantegna’s Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1480, has often been called a tour-de-force of perspective. This small tempera painting was found by Mantegna’s son in the artist’s personal collection at his death.
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Professor Linus Meldrum is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Franciscan University of Steubenville. In the development of the new Core Curriculum course, he has developed a particular interest in the proto-Renaissance artist, Giotto Di Bondone, the sacred nature of Giotto’s work and his relationship to St. Francis.