Linoelum Block Print
6 3/4" x 5 1/2"
$50--limited availability on blue and green paper
This image is taken from the "Madonna of the Meadow" painting by Giovanni Bellini, a fifteenth century Venetian artist. The title of Pieta' refers to traditional images of the dead, adult Christ on the lap of his mourning mother. Here, the slumbering child seems almost lifeless, prefiguring his ultimate sacrifical mission for humanity.