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Pieta, Pietro Perugino

Pieta, Pietro Perugino

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Pieta - Pietro Perugino. 1b8h17b

The head of the painting school of Umbria and the teacher of Raphael Pietro Perugino (between 1445 and 1452-1523) created paintings in which, for example, in the presented one, there was some special silence. The word "Pieta", which is translated from Italian as "compassion, pity," refers to the painting and sculpture of the mourning of the Mother of God of the dead Christ lying on her lap.

The picture is dominated by two mutually balanced compositional lines - the elongated body of the Savior and semicircular arches, to which the figure of Mary echoes with its outlines. The arch - a symbol of the heavenly vault and world harmony - already in its form brings to the composition a feeling that emphasizes that the sacrifice of Christ was not in vain. On His face is pacification, Our Lady is a deep longing that does not find a way out, and on the faces of John the Evangelist and the saint standing behind him is that expression that can be defined by the classic line “my sadness is light”. Sadness and with it hope are felt both in the spring landscape in the distance, and in the golden air enveloping everything depicted.

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