Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Andrea Mantegna

Description of the picture:

Assumption of the Virgin Mary – Andrea Mantegna. Around 1462. Wood, tempera. 42×54

   A representative of the Padua school of painting, Mamtenha (circa 1431-1506) wrote in a harsh and harsh manner, atypical for the classics of the Italian Renaissance.

   the Virgin Mary lies on a bed covered with bright red velvet, amid a peaceful landscape that opens behind the highest window in the wall. The apostles smoke incense and sing funeral chants. There are only eleven, since St. Thomas is absent, who, according to one of the apocrypha, did not have time for burial. The iconographic canon is observed only formally. Halos – the signs of the radiance of holiness – are represented by discs attached to the heads, which rotate when the bodies move. This plastic solution in the image of the practically frozen figures of the apostles and the laconic perspective are confirmation of the painstaking study of the laws of geometry by the artist."