A-level: Religious paintings in Florence + Rome + Venice













Andrea Mantegna, Dead Christ, tempera on canvas, c. 1480 - 1500 (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) - detail
Mantegna was fascinated by perspective. His radical foreshortening and realism focus attention on Christ’s wounds.

Andrea Mantegna, Dead Christ











Titian, Noli me Tangere, c. 1514, oil on canvas- detail
Don’t touch me! Titian’s ghostly Christ evades Mary Magdalene’s reach—and escapes her searching gaze.

Titian, Noli me Tangere