Corpse of Christ

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Corpse of Christ
Annibale carracci, salma di cristo.jpg
ArtistAnnibale Carracci
Year1583–1585
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions70.7 cm × 88.8 cm (27.8 in × 35.0 in)
LocationStaatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart

The Corpse of Christ is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Annibale Carracci, dating to c. 1583-1585 and housed in the Staatsgalerie of Stuttgart, Germany.

The work, dating to Carracci's early career, is a manifest homage to Andrea Mantegna's Dead Christ, which he had perhaps seen in the Aldobrandini collection. Christ is portrayed lying in a contorted position, seen from his feet. Differently from Mantegna, Carracci did not paint the mourners at the side, and adopted a more realistic depiction of the body.


Sources[edit]

  • Gianfranco, Malafarina (1976). L'opera completa di Annibale Carracci. Milan: Rizzoli.