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Andrea Mantegna's Christ as the Suffering Redeemer, 1495-1500

The message of Easter - about suffering, resurrection, and redemption - constitutes the main theme of Icon. This painting is the museum's finest example of art from the early Italian Renaissance. Its realism and spatial depth and the vivid pain seen in the face of Christ broke new ground within the realm of painting. This was not just the time of the rebirth of Antiquity. It was also the time of the birth of art as we know it today.

One of the museum's finest works of art, Andrea Mantegna's Christ as the Suffering Redeemer, 1495-1500 has gone through a minor face lift in the Conservation Department. After almost two years of absence the painting is now back in the collection, hanging in room 269 C. Read more about the restoration and the painting technique and zoom to see all the incredible details.

Andrea Mantegna: Christ as the Suffering Redeemer, 1495-1500. Tempera on wood. 78 x 48 cm.

Andrea Mantegna: Christ as the Suffering Redeemer, 1495-1500. Tempera on wood.

Updated: 30.jul.2014
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