Corpse of Christ

Artist: Annibale Carracci
Original name: Salma di cristo
Style: Baroque
Genre: religious painting
Date: 1585
Copyright: Public domain

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 laying 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.