Part of series: Classical Themes
Designed in: 2016
To be produced in: 2017
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 60 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
Extra: This design is inspired by an older piece from 2010-2013.
The Pietà is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. As such, it is a particular form of the Lamentation of Christ, a scene from the Passion of Christ found in cycles of the Life of Christ. When Christ and the Virgin are surrounded by other figures from the New Testament, the subject is strictly called a Lamentation in English. The Pietà developed in Germany (where it is called the Vesperbild) about 1300, reached Italy about 1400, and was especially popular in Central European Andachtsbilder. Many German and Polish 15th-century examples in wood greatly emphasise Christ’s wounds. The Deposition of Christ and the Lamentation or Pietà form the 13th of the Stations of the Cross, as well as one of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin.